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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 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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Rated PG-13 for a moment of strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az emberkereskedő  »

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$2,667,163 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


In the final game scene, Ozzie Smith is at the bat with two outs and two strikes, but the scoreboard reads 0 strikes, 0 outs and #18 at bat. Ozzie Smith is #1. See more »


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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