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Story

Edward James Olmos, his face as weathered as the glove he packs in his suitcase, hits it out of the park as Virgil Sweet, a California Angels scout--"the last of a dying breed"--who travels from coal mines to cornfields in search of a phenom. His newest discovery is pitching prospect Sammy Bodeen, an Idaho farm boy around whom the team's hateful pony-tailed billionaire new owner orchestrates a massive marketing campaign. It's up to Virgil to ensure that the kid lives up to the hype. This 1991 drama struck out in its bid for a wide theatrical release, but until its credulity-straining Big Game climax and disappointingly cynical conclusion, it qualifies as the kind of "hold on to your dreams" sleeper that always connects with baseball movie fans. --Donald Liebenson

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Edward James OlmosVirgil Sweet
Lorraine BraccoBobbie
Jeff CorbettSammy Bodeen
Jamey SheridanTim Weaver
Terry KinneyGil Lawrence
Thomas RyanPaul
Tom BowerRev. Bodeen
Janet CarrollRachel Bodeen

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Robert M. Young
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 91 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 26, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 1, 2004
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