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The Scout (1994)

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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
Anne Twomey ...
Jennifer
Lane Smith ...
Ron Wilson
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Tommy Lacy
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McDermott
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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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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 »

Goofs

When Steve is talking to Al on the roof, he throws his glove to the ground. However, a couple of shots later he is holding it in his hand, even though he never picked it up. See more »

Quotes

Steve Nebraska: Al, you're like a dad to me.
Al Percolo: But I'm not your dad. I'm just a guy taking 15 percent.
Steve Nebraska: I thought it was 10.
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Endearing comedy

This is an endearing comedy which, as a Brit who knows precious little about baseball, I enjoyed a lot. The main reason is the performance of Brendan Fraser as the emotionally immature prodigy, Steve Nebraska. There are elements of his later role as George Of The Jungle here, although George was never this vulnerable or unpredictable. Dianne Wiest makes for a sympathetic psychiatrist and Albert Brooks is an affable rogue of a talent scout.


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