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Trouble with the Curve (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  21 September 2012 (USA)
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An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucious (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
Jack Gilpin ...
Phillip Sanderson
Nathan Wright ...
Drunk Fan
Billy Clark


Gus is a baseball scout. The team he works for thinks he should retire. He asks them to let him do one more scouting job to prove himself. His friend, Pete, asks Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey, if she could go with him to make sure he's OK as his eyes are failing. The doctor tells Gus he should get his eyes treated but he insists on doing his scouting assignment, which takes him to North Carolina. Mickey decides to put her work on hold to go with him and she wants him to explain why he pushed her away. Whilst there he runs into Johnny, a scout from another team who was a promising player Gus once scouted. Johnny and Mickey take an interest in each other. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Whatever Life Throws at You


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curvas de la vida  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,162,040 (USA) (21 September 2012)


$35,754,555 (USA) (7 December 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The fictional Swannanoa High School was located in Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta. Additional "away" games were shot in Jasper, where Jasper City Park became the film's Arden High School, and a championship game was played at Young Harris College, just a few miles from the North Carolina border in North Georgia. The production also filmed at a facility at Georgia Tech, and filmed a minor league game at Luther Williams Field in Macon, Georgia. See more »


(at around 31 mins) Mickey takes a hot frying pan from the stove and puts it into the sink. Gus picks it up by the very hot rim of the pan to put it back. See more »


[first lines]
Gus: [at the toilet] Okay, come on now. Come on, boy. Let's not take your sweet-ass time about this. Jesus. Okay, that's it... Ah, good. Don't laugh, I outlived you, you little bastard.
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Well Worth Seeing
21 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just got back from seeing this movie, and I enjoyed it very much.

I'm not a person who follows sports, and even though baseball terms were thrown around, I had no problem keeping up with the story. The casting was phenomenal; each character was portrayed perfectly by the actors.

The story may be a little cliché, but it was enjoyable all the same. The plot is about a father and grown daughter trying to reconnect over baseball scouting. There is drama, laughs, and even a few tears along the way.

I highly recommend this movie.

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