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A Mile in His Shoes -- Thomas Kinkade Presents...The story of Mickey Tussler, a young man with a type of autism who is recruited by a passionate coach to pitch for his minor league team.  His team is starting another losing season and  the coach is getting pressured by the team's owner to start winning games.
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Jason Koornick (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
5 September 2011 (USA) See more »
Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luke Schroder ... Mickey Tussler

Dean Cain ... Arthur 'Murph' Murphy

George Canyon ... Clarence

Chilton Crane ... Mrs. Tussler

Jarod Joseph ... Pee Wee

Jesse Hutch ... George 'Lefty' Rogers

Andrew Wheeler ... Warren Dennison

Jaren Brandt Bartlett ... Raymond 'Boxcar' Miller
Anna Mae Wills ... Laney (as Anna Mae Routledge)

Matthew Robert Kelly ... Chip McNally (as Matt Kelly)

Lee Tichon ... Rocco Hightower
Kenneth W. Yanko ... Sheriff Billings
Paul Jarrett ... Pastor Bob

John Stewart ... Umpire
Luke A. Jackson ... Fan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shannon White ... Fan
Peter Brown ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dear 
Writing credits
Jason Koornick (screenplay)

Frank Nappi  story and idea

Produced by
Tara Cowell-Plain .... executive producer
Dureyshevar .... executive producer
Jason Koornick .... executive producer
Jack Nasser .... producer
Joseph Nasser .... executive producer
Dan Spilo .... executive producer
Danny Webber .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stu Goldberg 
Cinematography by
C. Kim Miles (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James Ilecic 
Casting by
Judy Lee 
Production Design by
Brian Davie 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Adermann 
La Vonne Girard 
Makeup Department
Candice Stafford .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Tara Cowell-Plain .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Bendner .... additional assistant director: background coordinator
Marian Koprada .... third assistant director
Troy Scott .... second assistant director
Scooby Vincent .... trainee assistant director
Patrick Weir .... first assistant director
Art Department
Clive Edwards .... property master
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... backgrounds editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Chris Gilling .... sound effects editor
Greg Hannas .... boom operator
Eric Lamontagne .... sound mixer
Richard B. Larimore .... adr
Special Effects by
Martin Testa .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Oliver Dear .... visual effects
Jack McAllan .... digital compositor (as Madeleine McAllan)
Brett Chan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Barlow .... second assistant camera
Rob Cotroneo .... best boy electrics
David Dolsen .... still photographer
Alex Godfrey .... key grip
Alex Goldie .... trainee
Shannon Kohli .... camera operator
Adrian Konstant .... second assistant camera
Jim Malmgren .... electrician
Ted Overton .... first assistant camera
Rory Soderman .... gaffer
Casting Department
Andrew Pollins .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charron Hume .... costume supervisor
Charron Hume .... set costumer
Debbie Tallman .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Barry Liu .... assistant editor
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering
Alissa Roode .... colorist
Alissa Roode .... on-line editor
Transportation Department
Ben Easterday .... driver: cast
Chris Farmer .... driver: cast
Angie Liebenberg .... driver: cast
Kent MacDonald .... transportation co-coordinator
Jordan MacKay .... unit driver
Rick MacKay .... transportation coordinator
Brian Mcrae .... driver
Mark Schmitke .... transportation co-captain
Ray Waechter .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Gerry Calabrigo .... production assistant
Melyssa Rose Davies .... production coordinator (as Melyssa Rose)
Ian Doig .... animal coordinator
Jeannine Dupuy .... script supervisor
Trish Fell .... first-aid/craft service
Dion York Foley .... assistant to producers
Jonathan Fox .... location scout
Chris Holland .... production assistant
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Charles Kittson .... production assistant
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
John Mio .... assistant location manager
Elizabeth Mueller .... post production accountant
Tracey Renyard .... location manager
Danny Webber .... legal services
Patricia D. Williams .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements
89 min

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This movie was filmed in canadaSee more »
Continuity: In the final at-bat of the movie the batter starts with batting gloves on. He has to take them off due to paint on them. It exposes him as the criminal. When he returns to the batters box he has gloves on again and you see them for a second before time is called. Then the gloves are gone again for the rest of the at-bat.See more »


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The Ultimate Movie Review! - - @tss5078, 3 August 2014
Author: Tss5078 from United States

Based on the novel, The Legend of Micky Tussler by Frank Nappi, comes the Canadian film, A Mile In His Shoes. While the basic story remains the same, the film was significantly different than the novel. The new story transfers much better to film, but takes far too much away from the original novel. Micky Tussler (Luke Schroeder) is a mid-western farm boy, who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome. One day fortune finds him, as the manager of an independent baseball team's car breaks down in front of his farm. While waiting for a tow truck, Arthur Murphy (Dean Cain) observes Tussler throwing apples to his pigs, and realizes that the kid has a lot of potential. The story originally took place in the 1940's and it was much easier to understand the hardship and discrimination Tussler faced. When the film changes the story to modern day, there isn't much of a stigma associated with Aspergers and that whole angle seemingly disappears from the story. The film being made for TV is also problematic, as rather than being a story of a kid who had to overcome overwhelming odds, it plays more like a Disney movie, about some lovable idiot and the coach who takes him under his wing. The whole message of the original story is basically gutted for TV and as someone who really enjoyed the novel, I resent that. Luke Schroder, son of Rick Schroder, stars as Micky and was really the only bright spot in this film. This was his film debut and he played it as though he'd been acting for years. Growing up around the business must have made it very easy for him to slip into the profession, and his performance was very admirable. As for the rest of the cast, they are just along for the ride and as I said, for me, the film takes too much away from the original story and plays like a dreaded Disney movie, in one of those rare instances where I wish I'd just stuck with the novel.

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