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Talent for the Game (1991)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  26 April 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Virgil Sweet
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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
Felton Perry ...
Fred
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Rev. Bodeen
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Rachel Bodeen
Daniel A. Haro ...
Burns
Murphy Sua ...
Dick Bortner
David Riley ...
Toby Curry
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Ray Coffey
Zachary I. Young ...
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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Aikalisä  »

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$336,396 (USA)
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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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starts off well but can't go the distance
16 June 2010 | by (somewhere in the U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

What stood out for me was the first half of the film, which has collected a number of apocryphal baseball scouting stories (read "Prophet of the Sandlots" and "Dollar Sign on the Muscle" where some of them appear in print). Edward James Olmos is quietly effective as veteran scout Virgil Sweet, traveling across the country evaluating prospects in an assortment of the usual and unusual places. But the story becomes formulaic as Sweet finds the Holy Grail of scouting: a heretofore unknown pitcher with all the tools to become a superstar in the big leagues. Although Sweet is employed by the Anaheim Angels, the ending is all Hollywood. While not in the pantheon of great baseball movies, it is an enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes.


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