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This movies is based on a true story. Pete Gray, son of a poor immigrant
coal miner in Pennsylvania, loses an arm during childhood. He learns to
overcome his disability and to play baseball with just one arm. When he
grows up, he pursues the dream of playing in the majors during the
It's an inspiring story. For instance, to field a ball, Gray would catch it in his glove (which was smaller than the standard), toss the ball back up in the air long enough to allow him to toss off the glove, then catch the ball in the bare hand and throw it again. It's incredible to think about someone being able to do that well enough to play with the pros, but he did.
I think any child or person that might be worrying about whether their personal limitations might keep them from trying to fulfill a dream should watch this movie.
Carradine is very convincing as Gray; I suppose there might be moments when you could catch a glimpse of his "extra" arm stuffed in his shirt, but I don't remember any.
"Married with Children" fans can have fun with the scenes with Ed O'Neill as Carradine's older brother.
FYI: I worked as an extra on this movie in some scenes filmed near Chattanooga, Tenn. (in nearby Marion County). It is amazing what the crew did with what they had to work with.
You won't be disappointed if you can find this on video or catch a broadcast. It's not one of those all-time great movies, but it's several notches above standard TV movie fare.
They need to show this movie on TV it hasn't been on in years.I can't remember the last time it was on. I'm not sure who decides on what go on & when. It beat some of the other movies on now days. It's the beginning of a new season so it would be a nice time to show this movie. I keep checking every week but so far far no luck maybe this will help.
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