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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
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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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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$2,667,163 (USA)
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Trivia

When Steve Nebraska is pitching in front of Baseball Scouts at Yankee Satdium, during filming Keith Hernandez walked out of the dugout wearing Tennis Shoes, and Yankee owner George Steinbrenner told Henandez to put on spiked Shoes so he doesn't mess up the grass. See more »

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A shot of Steve Nebraska on the roof of Yankee Stadium is swapped left-for-right. 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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Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Persistent Romeo (2015) See more »

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose
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One from the mind of a child...
17 October 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – 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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