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Big Leaguer (1953)

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  19 August 1953 (USA)
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John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22 year old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John B. 'Hans' Lobert
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Christy
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Adam Polachuk
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Bobby Bronson
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Julie Davis
Carl Hubbell ...
Himself
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Brian McLennan
Lalo Rios ...
Chuy Aguilar
Bill Crandall ...
Tippy Mitchell
Frank Ferguson ...
Wally Mitchell
John McKee ...
Dale Alexander
Mario Siletti ...
Mr. Polachuk
Al Campanis ...
Himself
Bob Trocolor ...
Himself
Tony Ravish ...
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John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22 year old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. They all have dreams and talent, but the elimination whittles them down to a lucky few who will get the $150 a month contract. This year John's niece comes down from the home office in New York and is attracted to tall quiet Adam. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Family | Sport

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19 August 1953 (USA)  »

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A nagy szövetséges  »

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Trivia

Of Vera-Ellen's 14 films released between 1945 and 1957, this was her only movie not to showcase her dancing and also not to receive a contemporary New York Times review. Moreover, this picture was her second and last to be shot in black and white. Her previous monochromatic appearance was in The Marx Brothers frolic Love Happy (1949), a semi-musical. See more »

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Hoping for DVD release
6 June 2009 | by (Federal Way, WA) – See all my reviews

As a young boy I was one of the kids playing sandlot baseball in the closing scenes of the movie. I've never found a copy of the movie and I understand it's privately owned and stored in a basement somewhere. I can only hope that someday it will be released to the public. If anyone knows more about it, I would appreciate any information.

Watching the filming of the movie was an experience. A number of the local kids were hired for the sandlot scene. We each got paid $5 (I got my social security card with a California number because of that).

I would also be interested in knowing what the other extras are doing these days.


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