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The Scout (1994)

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

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Al Percolo
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Doctor H. Aaron
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Jennifer
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Ron Wilson
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Tommy Lacy
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McDermott
John Capodice ...
Caruso
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Stan
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World Series Catcher
Stephen Demek ...
Yankee Catcher
Ralph Drischell ...
Charlie
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George's Assistant
Jack Rader ...
Mr. Lacy
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Mrs. Lacy
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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 (USA)
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Trivia

The film had a long development history. Peter Falk was cast as Al Percolo in 1983. In 1989, Rodney Dangerfield was attached to play Al with Sam Kinison attached to play Steve Nebraska. See more »

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In the film, pitcher Brendan Fraser bats in game 1 of the World Series. In the World Series, if the American League team is home they are allowed to select a designated hitter. Although teams almost always use this option, they are not required to do so and may allow the pitcher to hit. See more »

Quotes

Al Percolo: You don't have to yell, this is a different phone.
Ron Wilson: It has nothing to do with the phone, I just like yelling at you.
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Features Damn Yankees! (1958) See more »

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I Wanna Be Around
Written by Johnny Mercer and Sadie Vimmerstedt
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Another hilarious performance by Albert Brooks!
23 December 2002 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I guess Albert Brooks' comedy is not for everybody. His sense of humor is based on being loud, antisocial, sarcastic and incredibly neurotic. And that's why our senses of humor are on par with one another. I love that type of humor! And what's more amusing about his comedy is he almost never cracks a smile. Some comic actors feel the need be goofy in order to be funny. I don't believe comedy works that way. I believe the more serious you are in a scene, the funnier you are. As a matter of fact, comic actors need to be more serious in scene than dramatic actors. And Brooks is dead serious in portraying his characters. It's the fact that he's ranting and raving like a maniac, while keeping a straight face, that makes the scenes incredibly hilarious.

So for everyone who's a fan of his comedy, you should feel right at home. There's tons of hilarious lines and tons of hilarious gags. Of course the story is predictable, like most sports movies, so don't expect any big surprises. And I felt Brendan Fraser's character was underwritten. But just see the movie for Albert Brooks. You should have a wonderful time! I can't wait to see his next movie, "The Wedding Party," where he co-stars with Michael Douglas. I just saw the trailer this weekend.

My score: 8 (out of 10)


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