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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
Drew 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
Location Management
Jonathan Fox .... location scout
John Mio .... assistant location manager
Tracey Renyard .... location manager
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
Chris Holland .... production assistant
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Charles Kittson .... production assistant
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Elizabeth Mueller .... post production accountant
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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During Mickey's first game the second batter of the visiting team hits a home run. The game announcer days it was a three run home run, but the scoreboard she's the score as 2-0 for the visitors. A few minutes later, after the home team begins to rally, the score is shown at 2-4 for the home team.See more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Really missed the mark..., 31 July 2014
Author: Nathan Walter from United States

"A Mile in His Shoes" was not the worst touchy-feely movie I've ever seen, but it definitely is not near the top (which speaks much to the amount of touchy-feely movies I watch)...

The movie has Dean Cain, which really means it has that one guy that you recognize but have no clue what his name is... you just know you've seen him in movies before. And honestly, he wasn't awful... I was actually expecting much, much worse.

In the movie, Dean Cain plays baseball coach Arthur Murphy, who coaches a local semi-pro team who seems to only play one team the entire movie... seriously, every game in this movie is versus a team from Fargo... there is no other opponent featured. Anywho... Coach Murphy is sent to talk to a young kid, Mickey, from Indiana who has Aspergers Syndrome, but his parents have no desire to have him play professional baseball. Mickey's only baseball "experience" was throwing apples at a metal pan on the farm, which should illicit any thinking person to ponder how they know about this kid and why they'd pay him to play professional baseball.

Anywho.... Mickey has Aspergers Syndrome, which is a form of high-functioning autism, and they couldn't have missed the mark any worse than they did. As someone who has worked with kids with Aspergers Syndrome, it was actually kind of difficult to watch. Kids with Aspergers are generally very intelligent and often very poor in social skills... Mickey was quite the opposite on multiple fronts. Yeah, there are special cases, but if you're gonna make a movie about Aspergers, find a middle of the road type of example to work with... it just works better.

So Mickey plays on the team and is well liked and is actually pretty good. That's all I'll say about the synopsis of the movie.

I wasn't on the cast of this movie, nor do I know EXACTLY what it was they were trying to accomplish by making it, but I can't imagine it accomplished its purpose. I'm sure it was rather low budget (if not, their financial folks should be fired forever)... but that doesn't excuse making a poor example of a neurological disorder that is actually pretty important in our culture right now. From a production standpoint, outside of Dean Cain, the acting was awful. Mickey's dad, Clarence, was maybe the most painful acting performance I've had to watch in a while. The actor who played Mickey, Luke Schroder, was not good either... more training and coaching on how to act his role would have gone miles for this movie (pun very much intended).

My wife and I saw this movie on Netflix, and seeing the description, we decided to watch. We weren't upset we picked it—we would have turned if off otherwise—we just wish Aspergers Syndrome was portrayed better... and maybe, just maybe the movie wouldn't have been so bad.

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