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Mr. Baseball (1992)

 -  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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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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Release Date:

2 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campione per forza  »

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$20,883,046 (USA)
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Trivia

The baseball cards Tom Selleck's character gives the management of the Chunichi Dragons team upon arriving in Japan are Upper Deck brand trading cards. See more »

Goofs

In the game where Elliot (Selleck) gets suspended, he starts a 3-6-3 double play where the batter runner is called safe at first, both the long shot (from left field) and the close up show that the umpire got the call wrong; but Elliot's mitt is positioned differently from shot to shot as is the first base umpire. In the long shot the umpire is about six feet from the base, but in the close shot the umpire is withing four feet of the base. See more »

Quotes

Jack Elliot: [seeing the locker room for the first time] Tell me this isn't it.
Yoji Nishimura, Jack's Interpreter: This isn't it.
[Jack gives Yoji a look]
Yoji Nishimura, Jack's Interpreter: You're the boss, but IS IT.
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References Black Rain (1989) See more »

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Heartwarming drama hiding within sports comedy "lite"
5 January 2002 | by (www.Korova.com) – See all my reviews

MR. BASEBALL is a film of paradoxes. Written and filmed as a "light, sports comedy" it truly has a heartwarming core as human and universal as some of Capra's finest. At the plot level, you have the paradox of baseball, a fine old American game, as it is played in Japan - turned around, with American values cast off and Japanese values imprinted upon the game. (Some of the superficial "sports comedy" results from Jack's uncomprehending disbelief at how "basa-boru" is played in Japan.) You also have a lead character who's presented as an over-the-hill, aging baseball star, but who is actually quite immature - pro ball allowed him to postpone growing up. And you have a lead character who is rudely resistant to the changes in his life that are being forced upon him, refusing to accept the curveball that life has given him, in the midst of a new country, a new manager, a new team, and a new girlfriend, who have all welcomed him and try to accept him. Sound like heavy stuff? Not really. It's a charming "clash of cultures" comedy that takes place on the national, sports, romantic, and professional levels. But if you watch it sensitively enough, you will also find a great story about a man who has to abandon his immaturity and grow up way too late in life (causing some amount of personal pain), and finds success in places he never expected it. I love the story, but I also have great respect for Selleck's performance; he bares his tush (literally) to portray an ugly American, insulting people and throwing tantrums in public, then lets us inside this character to understand his dismay. It also doesn't hurt if you're a big fan of Takakura Ken like I am. MR. BASEBALL is a surprising "loss of innocence" tale.


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