The Rookie [P&S] [DVD] [2002]

The sports drama The Rookie comes to DVD from Buena Vista Home Entertainment with a 1.33:1 full frame transfer. The audio is available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in both English and French, with subtitles in English and Spanish. There are quite a few extra features on this disc, including four deleted scenes introduced by the director, John Lee Hancock. There is also an optional commentary featuring Hancock and star Dennis Quaid. Two featurettes are included: "Spring Training: Tips From the Pros," hosted by baseball coordinator Mark Hills, and a 20-minute documentary called "The Inspirational Story of Jim Morris: Meet the Real Rookie." In addition, there are several trailers for other Disney movies, like Monsters, Inc., Lilo & Stitch, and Inspector Gadget 2.
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Special Features

  • Audio commentary - Dennis Quaid and director John Lee Hancock
  • "The Inspirational Story of Jim Morris" - Meet the real Rookie
  • Spring Training: baseball tips
  • Deleted scenes introduced by director John Lee Hancock
  • Dobly Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
  • French language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Closed Captioned


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

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