The Comeback Kid (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  11 April 1980 (USA)
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A down and out former minor league ballplayer finds romance and a renewed zest for life when he takes a job coaching a group of underprivileged kids.



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A down and out former minor league ballplayer finds romance and a renewed zest for life when he takes a job coaching a group of underprivileged kids. Written by The Comeback Kid

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11 April 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso del hijo pródigo  »

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17 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Angie McCright was outstanding as little Lisa my favorite line would have to be "Are we still gonna have the track meet" A must see for any comedy fan.This movie is a great example of how John Ritter can make any kind of movie enjoyable.

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