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Virgil Sweet
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Bobbie
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Angels Coach
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Sammy Bodeen
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Tim Weaver
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Gil Lawrence
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Paul
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Fred
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Rachel Bodeen
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Dick Bortner
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Toby Curry
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Ray Coffey
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Rudy Coffey
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Virgil Sweet is on the verge of losing his job as a talent scout with the California Angels when he discovers Sammy Bodeen, a country boy with no pro ball experience, but with a pitching arm no one has seen the like of. Money-hungry owners want to make a quick buck while Sammy just wants to play ball. Virgil finds himself caught in the middle. Written by Lars Skogan

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Some men are born with a gift, and some are born to discover it.

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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

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$336,396 (USA)
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When Virgil's car breaks down, he is listening to a Red Sox spring training game. The play-by-play is being done by Chuck Thompson, Baseball Hall Of Fame broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles. See more »

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In the scene in the car just before it overheats, the camera can be seen reflected in the passenger side window. See more »

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Written by Carvin Winans
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20 January 2004 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Do not understand baseball. This is a gem. Yes the scenario where Sammy is exploited by the major lague team owner is a bit hokey - but.....don't let that ruin the great job that this movie does of capturing the feel of minor league baseball and the struggle, even the most talented have, to make it to the big leagues and succeed. And the longing of Virgil to catch a major league pitcher is conveyed perfectly by Edward James Almos - anyone who has the longing to play baseball but not quite enough talent will get the lump in their throat. Much the same as another flawed but good baseball movie - the Rookie.


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