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The Scout (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 30 September 1994 (USA)
The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.

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Storyline

Al Percolo is a major league baseball scout sent to scout in Mexico as a punishment. However, he eventually stumbles across Steve Nebraska, a young American who can pitch AND hit better than anyone else can do either. He signs Steve and returns home in glory. It soon becomes obvious, though, that Steve is immature and possibly unstable, and Al turns to psychiatrist Doctor H. Aaron, whom he picks for her name, for help. Written by Reid Gagle

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If you pray hard enough for a miracle... miracles can really happen!

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for a moment of strong language | See all certifications »

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30 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Az emberkereskedő  »

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$2,667,163
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Trivia

The crowd and overhead shots at Yankee Stadium for Tommy Lacy's scenes during the day and when Steve Nebraska makes his debut during the World Series are from the 1993 season when the Yankees hosted the Detroit Tigers at the end of the season. See more »

Goofs

A St. Louis Cardinals player is shown in the dugout wearing a hoop earring. Due to the risk of it getting caught or snagged, such jewelry is not allowed to be worn during a game. See more »

Quotes

Al Percolo: I never thought I'd say this, but screw the World Series.
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Heart
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
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One from the mind of a child...
17 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Sent on a route through the deepest parts of Mexico because of a big screw-up, New York Yankees talent scout, Brooks, finds the pitcher of the century in Fraser: a top-notch pitcher and a very good hitter, too. The only problem is that Fraser has the mind of a pre-adolescent teen, whose goals are simple, but his temper and emotional needs get in the way.

The movie has a good premise, and the stars of the baseball diamond appear in many cameos (including Yankees mogul Steinbrenner) have a nice touch. The actors try to do a good job, but they just don't pull this movie off. There is no "believability" to it! I just don't buy it!

The only good scene where Fraser demonstrates his child-like anger is when he tells the photographer to, "stop taking pictures of me...weren't the first thirty-four enough?" His emotional attachment to Brooks is found early on, but the therapist's theory of "possible homocidal tendencies" towards Brooks is not brought out enough in the movie. There is no substance to this film. If you're a Fraser fan, you might enjoy this film, but I found little else of any value and no credibility in this film.


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