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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Percolo
Doctor H. Aaron
Anne Twomey ...
Ron Wilson
Tommy Lacy
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World Series Catcher
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Mr. 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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Release Date:

30 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az emberkereskedő  »

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Box Office


$2,667,163 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Steve is talking to Al on the roof, he throws his glove to the ground. However, a couple of shots later he is holding it in his hand, even though he never picked it up. See more »


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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Great Baseball Movie
7 May 2004 | by (MASS) – See all my reviews

I think sometimes people take some movies too seriously, and this is an example of one of them. This is a fantasy baseball movie, not something that would actually happen. Does anyone think that "The Natural" was realistic? Brendan Frasier is great in his role as a child trapped in an adult's body due to an abusive childhood, but who is one of the greatest baseball players ever. Albert Brooks is also great as the scout whose bad luck suddenly changes when he discovers him in the middle of Mexico, and is so excited about his talent that he ignores the mental problems that Frasier's character has. However, Im disappointed we never learned more of what was actually wrong with him.

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