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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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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 (as Garfield!)
Louis Giovannetti ...
World Series Catcher
Stephen Demek ...
Yankee Catcher
Ralph Drischell ...
Charlie
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George's Assistant
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Ozzie Smith is shown wearing a batting helmet with a protective ear flap. In real life, Ozzie Smith wore a flapless batting helmet. 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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Connections

Features Damn Yankees! (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
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Not that bad
18 March 2001 | by (Reading, England--temporarily) – See all my reviews

Really The Scout is a sort of dumb comedy, but that can be good. It is rather silly and that is the point. It's plot is implausible. The plot twists are odd and somewhat predictable. But I liked it and watched it more than once. So don't write it off because it doesn't fall into what the ideal of a baseball movie should be. If you write it off do it because it does not live up to its cheesy comedy roots, and frankly it odes that. If I had a VCR here I'd be running out to the Blockbuster now.


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