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
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Ron Wilson
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Tommy Lacy
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McDermott
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Caruso
Garfield ...
Stan
Louis Giovannetti ...
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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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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While it is unlikely the Cardinals would have batted Ozzie Smith 9th, it is not impossible. Smith batted 9th in every World Series game in an AL park in 1982, and batted 8th in the National League in 11 games in 1994. Had there been a DH in those games, Smith would have hit 9th. In his career, Smith hit 8th more than 1,700 times. See more »

Quotes

Steve Nebraska: I got you something. It's a chocolate baseball bat.
Al Percolo: [takes the bat and examines the end, which is broken] Did you drop it?
Steve Nebraska: I got a little hungry.
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Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
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Not Quite Major League
30 November 2002 | by (Durham, England) – See all my reviews

"The Scout" is an underrated comedy, which though never quite hitting the heights gives good value in the funny-sentimental entertainment stakes and benefits from two excellent performances (Albert Brooks - in a role "Seinfeld"'s Jason Alexander would probably over-play on television - and Brendan Fraser). The hidden depths of the film - the young player's childhood "abuse" for instance - remain hidden (the movie seems shy about going there) but as old-style, far-fetched shtick the picture works very nicely.


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