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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
Anne Twomey ...
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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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)  »

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Az emberkereskedő  »

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$2,667,163 (USA)
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Trivia

The crowd and overhead shots at Yankees stadium for Tommy Lacy's scenes during the day and when Steve Nebraska makes his debut during the World Series are from the 1993 season when the Yankees hosted the Detroit Tigers at the end of the season. See more »

Goofs

In the film, pitcher Brendan Fraser bats in game 1 of the World Series. In the World Series, if the American League team is home they are allowed to select a designated hitter. Although teams almost always use this option, they are not required to do so and may allow the pitcher to hit. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Lacy: God said people make mistakes.
Al Percolo: God never said people make mistakes; where did you hear that shit? He said honor thy mother, and thy father, and thy Yankee contract!
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose
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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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