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Mr. Baseball (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  2 October 1992 (USA)
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A fading baseball player is traded to a Japanese team and has trouble fitting into the society.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Elliot
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Uchiyama
Aya Takanashi ...
Hiroko Uchiyama
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Max 'Hammer' Dubois
Toshi Shioya ...
Yoji Nishimura
Kosuke Toyohara ...
Toshi Yamashita
Toshizo Fujiwara ...
Ryoh Mukai
Mak Takano ...
Shinji Igarashi
Kenji Morinaga ...
Hiroshi Kurosawa
Joh Nishimura ...
Tomophiko Ohmie
Norihide Goto ...
Issei Itoi
Kensuke Toita ...
Akito Yagi
Naoki Fuji ...
Takuya Nishikawa
Takanobu Hozumi ...
Hiroshi Nakamura
Leon Lee ...
Lyle Massey
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Storyline

Although a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees, Jack Elliott is now on the down side of his baseball career. His batting average is low and one of his few claims to fame is that during the previous year, he led the team in 9th inning doubles in the month of August. With an up and coming slugger ready to replace him, he learns that he's been traded to the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central baseball league. Elliott is set in his ways and quite inflexible, not only in accepting Japanese culture in general, but also with the way the baseball team is managed. When he meets his very pretty PR agent, Aya Takahashi, he begins to gain a greater appreciation that he should accept his current situation. When he realizes her other connection to the team, his attitudes begin to change at an even greater pace Written by garykmcd

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An inspirational baseball movie. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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2 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Campione per forza  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,883,046 (USA)
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Trivia

Tom Selleck took pre game batting practice with some Major League Baseball teams to prepare for the role of Jack Elliot. See more »

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When Jack and Uchiyama are drinking together, the amount in the bottle increases. See more »

Quotes

Yoji Nishimura, Jack's Interpreter: You rang, Mr. Baseball?
Jack Elliot: Yeah, I rang, Mr. Wise-Ass!
[Jack is forcefully dragging Yoji through his apartment]
Yoji Nishimura, Jack's Interpreter: Elliot-San, Elliot-San. I don't understand.
Jack Elliot: Understand THIS!
[Jack thrusts a newspaper at him, then shows his Japanese Phrasebook]
Yoji Nishimura, Jack's Interpreter: You see, all wisecracks you're making make you seem disrespectable. I just do this for you to save face. Besides, press writes their own story anyway.
Jack Elliot: I'LL deal with the Press! And I'll take care of my own face, YOU just translate what comes out of it! You got ...
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22 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie, not because Tom Selleck was in it, but because it was a good story about baseball and it also had a semi-over dramatized view of some of the issues that a BASEBALL player coming to the end of their time in Major League sports must face. I also greatly enjoyed the cultural differences in American and Japanese baseball and the small facts on how the games are played differently.

Overall, it is a good movie to watch on Cable TV or rent on a cold winter's night and watch about the "Dog Day's" of summer and know that spring training is only a few months away. A good movie for a baseball fan as well as a good "DATE" movie … Trust me on that one! *Wink*


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