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The Kid from Left Field (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Sport | July 1953 (USA)
Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris... See full summary »

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Larry 'Pop' Cooper
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Christie Cooper
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Pete Haines
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Fred F. Whacker
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Billy Lorant
Bob Hopkins ...
Bobo Noonan
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J.R. Johnson
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Barnes
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McDougal
George Phelps ...
Tony
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Hyams
Paul Salata ...
Larson
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Hank Dreiser (as John Berardino)
Gene Thompson ...
Jim Cary, Pitcher
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Coop's an ex-ballplayer is now a peanut vendor, who takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Chris makes friends with the former team owner's niece (and her boyfriend Pete), and not only gets his dad's job back, but a batboy position for himself. With his dad's help, Christie begins to make a few suggestions here and there. And as a publicity stunt, the team makes him their youngest manager on record. But when Chris gets sick, Coop has to come to the rescue. Written by Kathy Li

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The Grand Picture About the Grandest Game of All -- You'll Love Every Wonderful Minute of It! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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July 1953 (USA)  »

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El pequeño gigante  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Remade as The Kid from Left Field (1979) See more »

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National Emblem
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Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Played when Larry sends Christie off on his first day as bat boy
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Interesting "fantasy" movie
11 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Great actors, mediocre movie. The premise of this movie has been used in many movies. You know, where a team is slumping terribly and along comes some 'magical' external influence to change it all around (eg. Major League). The problem with the screenplay of this movie is how they depicted the teams' slump, with balls rolling through infielder's legs, dropped easy fly balls, and batters clueless as to their hitting slumps. And worst of all was when the outfielder had his glove out to catch a fly ball and the ball hit him square in the forehead. Good for laughs, but jeeeez, these guys are MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS. But the KID solves the problems of these major league players (more fantasy). Fun to watch anyway, but only got my 5/10.


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