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The Comrades of Summer (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Sport  -  11 July 1992 (USA)
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To teach a team of Russian wanna-be baseball players the finer points of the all-American game is no easy task, but for a grudgingly resentful, recently fired baseball manager from the ... See full summary »

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Tanya
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George
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Voronov
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Milov
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Boris
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Andy
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David Berner ...
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Igor
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To teach a team of Russian wanna-be baseball players the finer points of the all-American game is no easy task, but for a grudgingly resentful, recently fired baseball manager from the States, the task is formidable. In fact, there are many times when he considers chucking the whole thing and going back home and forgetting baseball entirely. But he perseveres... to the point where he finally believes that his players may be good enough to represent the Soviet Union in the upcoming Olympics in America. However, performing in this Country under such pressures not only shows these Russian players something about themselves, it also makes their American manager aware of something rather special about himself, as well. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Camaradas de Verão  »

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At around the time this movie was released, two Russians were signed to Major League contracts by the California Angels (now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). See more »

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Tanya: It is not my job to be your girlfriend.
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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Simple Baseball Movie
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another one of those baseball movies that appear on movie channels in the middle of summer, "Comrades of Summer" is an enjoyable story. Sparky Smith, the successful player-manager of the Mariners, is released and ends up getting another gig as the coach of the Russian National team. Here, he must band together athletes from other sports. Eventually, somehow, they end up playing in the states in a battle for the pride of both team and manager. It's very predictable, it doesn't feature ridiculously awesome baseball action, and it's not particularly memorable, but it's very much an entertaining baseball film. Don't watch and expect "The Natural" or anything, but watch it like you would "Angels in the Outfield."


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