The Rookie [Blu-Ray/DVD] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2002]

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  • Release Date: 03/29/2011
  • Rating: G
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with director John Lee Hancock and actor Dennis Quaid
  • Spring training: baseball tips from the pros
  • "The Inspirational Story of Jim Morris"
  • Deleted scenes with director introductions

Synopsis


The Rookie
The true story of a middle-aged baseball rookie comes to the screen from Finding Forrester (2000) screenwriter Mike Rich and the studio behind the previous year's equally inspirational sports drama Remember the Titans (2001). Twelve years ago, the pro baseball aspirations of Texas pitcher Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) were derailed by a severe shoulder injury. Jim became a high school science teacher and baseball coach, married his sweetheart, Lorri (Rachel Griffiths), and settled down to raise a family. After corrective surgery repairs, despite the longstanding damage to his shoulder, Jim discovers that he can pitch a ball even faster than he could before. When his team delivers a lackluster on-field performance in a losing game, coach and players agree to a wager: If they'll make it to the district championships, he'll try out for a major league ball club. When his team makes it to the championship and wins for the first time in the school's history, Jim is forced to live up to his end of the bargain. Nearly laughed off the field, he confounds the pro scouts by tossing successive fastballs that clock at nearly 100 miles per hour. It seems that Jim is about to live his dream of joining a major league team in middle age, when most players are planning their retirement. The Rookie (2002) co-stars Brian Cox, Beth Grant, and Jay Hernandez. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dennis Quaid
    Dennis Quaid - Jim Morris
  • Rachel Griffiths
    Rachel Griffiths - Lorri Morris
  • Jay Hernandez
    Jay Hernandez - Joaquin "Wack" Campos
  • Beth Grant
    Beth Grant - Olline Morris
  • Angus T. Jones
    Angus T. Jones - Hunter



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is an excellent Family movie!

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    IcabodCrain
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    The movie is an excellent Family movie. The actors do a good job and has an excellent moral for young baseball players.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sport story.

    Posted
    Portland
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    I love this movie, it is human and inspirational. The action and action is believable and the blu ray edition is very sharp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sports Movie

    Posted
    Tennman

    Very good movie for the family. Has some good vaoue lessons about keeping your word, follow your dreams, don't give up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great baseball movie!

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    Cubs23
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    This is my husbands favorite movie so I bought it to give to him. Good feel good "baseball" movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best baseball movies of all time!

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    Grouse
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    Thus movie is a must for every movie library! If you have not seen it then you have too! Excellent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Baseball

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    Viewer
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    Based on a true story of a high school science teacher who got a second chance at the sport he loved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What a great story

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    IronManinCT
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    $9.99 get your copy, especially if you’re a baseball fan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great baseball movie!

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    appledudem
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    If you love baseball, you'll love this movie. It's great for anyone wanting to follow their dream!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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