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Ernie Harwell ...
Baseball Announcer
Miles Perlich ...
Young Eddy
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Young Harry
Robbie T. Robinson ...
Umpire
Jason Orman ...
Young Pitcher
Juarez Orman ...
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Harry Willette
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Dave Cormeer
Lori Sebourn ...
Pam
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Cassie Willette
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Louise
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TV Reporter (as Dan Chambers)
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Young Raymond
Jim Elk ...
Herbert Maracle
Jules Desjarlais ...
Young Native American (as Jules H. Desjarlais)
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A baseball pitcher who never had quite the professional career he dreamed about is visited by the ghost of his former catcher, for whom he always harbored a secret jealousy. The spirit of the catcher gets him to revisit people and places from his past and gives him a new perspective on his life. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A journey of discovery, understanding and a life redefined.

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Cooperstown - Auf den Straßen der Erinnerung  »

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A baseball road trip worth taking
10 July 2002 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Alan Arkin and Graham Greene are terrific in this poignant, funny look at friendship, regret and unrealized dreams played out against a background of baseball as it was before multimillion-dollar contracts and prima donna stars. Baseball scout and retired pitcher Harry Willette may not seem too lovable at first (cantankerous might be a better description), but it's a measure of Arkin's talent that the better we come to know him, the more we care about him and where he is in life. Greene offers a deadpan and laconic portrayal of Harry's deceased best friend and former catcher, Raymond Maracle, and delivers some of the best laughs. The other supporting roles -- from Josh Charles as Harry's nephew to Ann Wedgeworth as a faded baseball groupie and director Charles Haid in a small, explosive cameo as an old nemesis -- are perfectly cast and beautifully played. All in all, a baseball road trip well worth taking.


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