Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

name = Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

caption = Promotional advertisement
director = Paul Hoen
producer = Richard D. Arredondo
writer = Jack Jason
Rick Bitzelberger
Daniel Berendsen
starring =Mark L. Taylor
Taylor Ball
Rose McIver
Orlando Brown
Reiley McClendon
music = Mason Daring
released = July 18, 2003
runtime = 85 min.
distributor = Disney Channel
country = flagicon|United States
language = English
imdb_id = 0365149

Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off is a 2003 Disney Channel Original Movie. This movie was first aired July 18, 2003 and had 1.86 million viewers.


The story revolves around Eddie Ogden (Taylor Ball), a high school baseball player for the Groundhogs, the team his dad coaches. His dad is set on Eddie winning a scholarship for his baseball skills. Eddie likes baseball, but in his spare time, he watches The Food Network (specifically Bobby Flay). Eddie enjoys cooking for him and his friends.

When the time comes to sign up for electives, Eddie's friends want to sign up for computer science. So does Eddie, until he sees the home economics classroom. In the rush to the sign up sheets, Eddie purposely grabs the home economics sign up and tricks his friends D.B. ("Reiley McClendon") and Frankie ("Orlando Brown") into signing it so they all end up in home economics together.

Eddie and the boys goof and get into trouble frequently. But then Eddie learns of a million-dollar cook off that can get him into a culinary institute. He signs up secretly, afraid his friends and family will think it's stupid. His mom, (Susan Brady), learns of Eddie's interest and encourages him to go on.

When Eddie's teacher announces to the class who is in the finals, everyone is shocked that Eddie actually entered and won. As a result, he is teased relentlessly by the kids and school as well as his dad and brothers.

He starts spending more time on cooking and less on baseball. When his father ("Mark L. Taylor"), the coach, learns of the cook-off, he is extremely disappointed. Eddie repeatedly switches between cooking and baseball as he struggles to decide between pleasing his Father and pursuing his dream. In the process, he is laughed at by nearly everyone, loses all of his friends except for Hannah ("Rose McIver"), and displeases his dad.

As it turns out, the day of the baseball finals and the day of the cook-off are the same, leaving Eddie to make the choice to please his father or follow his dreams. Eddie stops by the building where the competition is being held, only to find that his idol, Bobby Flay, is hosting.

Ultimately Eddie goes to the game but can't concentrate and his friends tell him to go to the cook-off and let them succeed on their own for a change. He arrives half an hour late and has no one to help him but he is determined to try his best. His friends watch the cook-off on a portable TV in the dugout and see that Eddie is struggling as he has less time and no one to help. Hearing this his father starts to reconsider and after one of the team, Hannah, has a confrontation with her mom, who had previously thought she was a cheerleader but, when she found out the truth, supported her instead of being mad, he gets himself purposely kicked out of the game to go and help a surprised Eddie.

Together the two manage to complete the cook-off just in time but Eddie doesn't win although Bobby privately admits to Frankie that he did think Eddie did the best. Eddie's team wins without him thanks to Eddie's best friend DB who finally hit a ball (although it was a short bunt that only worked out because the other team was so shocked by it). Eddie and his friends go to celebrate at Eddie's house and Eddie's cooking rival Bridget (who won the cook-off) comes too and seems to share her trophy with Eddie.

Film Locations

*"Avondale College, Auckland"
*"Auckland" ,New Zealand


*Taylor Ball as Edward "Eddie" Ogden
*Orlando Brown as Frankie
*Reiley McClendon as D.B.
*Mark L. Taylor as Hank Ogden
*Rose McIver as Hannah
*Kylie Leydon as Bridget Simons
*Faining Injury Alexander as Penny
*Johnny Barker as Andrew "Andy" Ogden
*Susan Brady as Sarah Ogden


*Bobby Flay, the chef, plays himself


*When the boys go to school for the first time it says Cedar Valley Middle School. But countless times they mention that they are in high school.

External links

*imdb title|id=0365149|title=Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

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