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Randy Brown (written by)
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21 September 2012 (USA) See more »
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Whatever Life Throws at You
Plot:
An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Clint Eastwood ... Gus

Chelcie Ross ... Smitty
Raymond Anthony Thomas ... Lucious

Ed Lauter ... Max

Amy Adams ... Mickey

Clifton Guterman ... Neil

Carla Fisher ... Law Receptionist

George Wyner ... Rosenbloom

Bob Gunton ... Watson
Jack Gilpin ... Schwartz

Matthew Lillard ... Phillip Sanderson

Robert Patrick ... Vince

John Goodman ... Pete Klein
Nathan Wright ... Drunk Fan

Scott Eastwood ... Billy Clark
Matt Bush ... Danny

Justin Timberlake ... Johnny
Sam Collins ... Kid #1

Chandler George Brown ... Kid #2
Louis Fox ... Lloyd

Ricky Muse ... Jimmy

Tom Dreesen ... Rock
Don Young ... Regular #1
Leon Lamar ... Regular #2

Julia Walters ... Young Mickey

Peter Hermann ... Greg

Dane Davenport ... Waiter #1

Eric Mendenhall ... Waiter #2

James Patrick Freetly ... Todd
Norma Alvarez ... Grace Sanchez

Tyler Silva ... Carlos Sanchez

Jay Galloway ... Rigo Sanchez
Melissa Lorenz ... Mom in Diner
Jack Lorenz ... Boy in Diner
Rory Lorenz ... Girl in Diner

Dave Cohen ... Announcer #1

Joe Massingill ... Bo Gentry

Seth Meriwether ... Wilson

Kenny Alfonso ... Umpire
Josh Warren ... Pitcher

Clayton Landey ... Manager

Matthew Brady ... Swannanoa Manager (as Matt Brady)
Bart Hansard ... Bo's Father

Ryan Patrick Williams ... Grizzly Player #1
Xavier Floyd ... Grizzly Player #2

Rus Blackwell ... Rick

Brian F. Durkin ... Matt Nelson

Darren Le Gallo ... Nurse
Sammy Blue ... Musician

Patricia French ... Diner Waitress

Jackie Prucha ... Secretary
Rhubarb Jones ... Announcer #2
Scott Estep ... Umpire

Tom Nowicki ... Red Sox GM
Jason Gondek ... Red Sox Exec
Bud Selig ... Himself
Mark Thomason ... Braves Official

Cara Mantella ... Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Karen Ceesay ... Carol
Hunter Clowdus ... Yoga Student
Christopher Cozort ... Baseball Fan

Rob Crowe ... Channel 9 News Team

Kevin Harrison ... Young Gus

Walter Hendrix III ... Baseball Fan (as Walter Hendrix)

Joel Rogers ... Silver Skillet Patron / Baseball Fan

Erik Thirsk ... Red Sox Executive

David Alexander ... Atlanta Braves Scout (uncredited)
Lisa M. Barfield ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Jennifer Baskette-Ridings ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Derek Ryan Duke ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Jon Gould ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Anthony B. Harris ... Baseball Game Attendee (uncredited)

Lauren Henneberg ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Christian Higgins ... Driver (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Itson ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Cal Johnson ... Maintenance Man (uncredited)
Dennis Layden ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Scott Ledbetter ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ken Melde ... Yankee's Scout (uncredited)
Arlin Miller ... Stadium Announcer (uncredited)

Thad Morris ... Braves Executive #1 (uncredited)
Moses J. Moseley ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Michele Nichols ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Braeden Orr ... Boston College Fan (uncredited)

Wayne Packer ... Sports Reporter (uncredited)
Courtney Patterson ... Waitress (uncredited)
Stephen M. Phillips ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Keith Ratchek ... Baseball Scout (uncredited)

Jason Roach ... Baseball Scout (uncredited)

Valeri Rogers ... Cute Girl #1 (uncredited)
Harley Shellhammer ... Baseball Scout (uncredited)
Natalie Shepherd ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Corey A. Thrush ... Georgia Tech Baseball Player (uncredited)
Millie Wannamaker ... Baseball Fan / Diner Patron (uncredited)
Elizabeth Warren ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Joe Warshaw ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Lou Wegner ... Teen Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Christina Michelle Williams ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Danny Williams ... Danny #45 (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Jacqueline Marie Zwick ... Yoga Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Lorenz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Randy Brown (written by)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Robert Lorenz .... producer
Tim Moore .... executive producer
Michele Weisler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Stern (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Gary Roach 
 
Casting by
Geoffrey Miclat 
 
Production Design by
James J. Murakami 
 
Art Direction by
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Fettis 
 
Makeup Department
Luisa Abel .... makeup department head
Patricia DeHaney .... hair department head (as Patricia Dehaney-Le May)
Tracy Ewell .... makeup artist
Tracey L. Miller-Smith .... makeup artist (as Tracey L. Miller)
Michelle Vittone .... makeup artist: Justin Timberlake
Jay Wejebe .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive in charge of production
Tim Moore .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David M. Bernstein .... first assistant director
Paula Case .... second assistant director
Simeon Jones .... additional second assistant director (as Simeon Keri Jones)
Cody Williams .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Taylor Bennett .... scenic gang boss (as Franklin T. Bennett)
Danny Brown .... set designer
Matthew Butler .... key greens foreman
Anthony Carlino .... leadman
Harris Forman .... set designer
Daniel B. Foster .... set dresser
Seth Gardner .... propmaker
Lucas Godfrey .... set dresser
Nelson Hagood .... additional set dresser
Rob Hamby .... propmaker
Cindy Ichikawa .... art department coordinator
Alphonse A. Lambert Jr. .... carpenter
Amy Lehman .... set decorating coordinator
Eliot Levin .... props assistant
Konrad Lewis .... on-set dresser
Chuck McCourt .... set dresser
John Micheletos .... set dresser buyer
Ruth Mitchell .... scenic artist
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator
Rudy Oblak .... construction assistant
Neil Palmer .... foreman
Neil Palmer .... labor foreman
Brandon Pope .... greens gangboss
Kenny Sanford .... general foreman
Joey Sisson .... set dresser
Shea Soutar .... standby painter
Steven Tolbert .... art department production assistant
Lisa Yeiser .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Bub Asman .... supervising sound editor
Michael Babcock .... sound effects editor
Gail Carroll-Coe .... boom operator
William Cawley .... assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley)
Blake Collins .... foley mixer
Greg Crawford .... adr mixer: Atlanta
John T. Cucci .... foley artist
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (as Chris Flick)
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
Jonathan Jory .... adr mixer: Atlanta
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
F. Hudson Miller .... sound effects editor
Ryan Murphy .... sound mix technician
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Murray .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin R.W. Murray)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Eric Potter .... location sound effects mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
James Simcik .... adr supervisor
Karen Spangenberg .... adr editor
Katy Wood .... supervising dialog editor
Ryan Young .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Ryan A. Riley .... special effects foreman (as Ryan Riley)
Steve Riley .... special effects supervisor (as Steven S. Riley)
Dominic V. Ruiz .... special effects coordinator
Richard Terry Tjelmeland .... special effects technician (as R. Terry Tjelmeland)
 
Visual Effects by
Phillip Feiner .... visual effects supervisor (as Phil Feiner)
Samuel P. Larson .... compositor
Darin McCormick-Millett .... visual effects producer (as Darin Millett)
Michael Owens .... visual effects supervisor
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor
Brad Sutton .... digital restoration
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
 
Stunts
Alex Duke .... stunt double
Cal Johnson .... stunt performer
Anderson Martin .... stunt driver
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Adams .... electrician
Keith Bernstein .... still photographer
Hugh Braselton .... second assistant camera
Greg Brooks .... dolly grip
Buzzy Burwell .... lighting technician
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator
Trevor Carroll-Coe .... film loader
Cristen Clark .... electrician: day player
Catherine Cravens .... company set electric
Stephen Crowley .... rigging gaffer
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... key rigging grip
Ross Dunkerley .... gaffer
Danny Eckler .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Sean Engel .... electrician
Mike Gentry .... electrician
Ben D. Griffith Jr. .... best boy grip
John Grubb .... grip
Francis Harlan .... grip
Michael D. Kennedy .... scorpio head technician
Patrick King .... electrician
John Lacy .... best boy electric
Mike Laird .... rigging electric
Chile' Manuel .... grip
Bobby McMahan .... second assistant camera
Guy Micheletti .... key grip
Brian Minzlaff .... set lighting technician
Conrad Mizzell .... electrician
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video operator
Christopher E. Pettus .... electrician
Allen Christopher Robinson .... electric: day player
Kevin M. Rowe .... day player: grip
Tim Ryan .... electrician
Michael Edison Satrazemis .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Mike Satrazemis)
Thom Shepard .... grip
Nathan Stern .... camera pa
Alan B. Wright .... video assist
Nick Zeigler .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
John McAlary .... casting associate
D.A. Sims .... extras casting
Eve Streger .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cha Blevins .... costume supervisor
Maria Bradley .... costumer: prep
Corey Bronson .... set costumer
April J. Brown-Traquina .... costume production assistant (as April Brown)
Chris Burns .... baseball costumer
Bren Cook .... ager/dyer
Brittany Dier .... costume assistant
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... key costumer
Erinn Knight .... shopper
Branden Marks .... baseball costumer
Kendra L. Patterson .... additional costumer
Sherrie Peterson .... set costumer
Margaret Robbs .... costume shopper
Heather Sease .... costumer
Jack Taggart .... head ager/dyer
Myra N. Foy .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital film colorist
David S. Cox .... assistant editor (as David Cox)
Blu Murray .... first assistant editor
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Darin Wooldridge .... home video mastering colorist
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Monica Ciafardini .... music licensing
George Doering .... musician
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Rossano Galante .... orchestrator
Tom Hardisty .... music score recordist
Jim Honeyman .... orchestrator
Daniel J. Johnson .... music editor
Tyson Lozensky .... additional engineer (uncredited)
Chris McGeary .... supervising music editor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Buck Sanders .... score producer
Dennis Smith .... orchestrator
Andrew Synowiec .... musician
Vincent Cirilli .... pro tools operator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tony Barattini .... production van driver operator
Tim Barker .... transportation
Robert Brubaker .... local transportation captain
Arthur C. Chesser .... driver
Ronald Hurd .... production driver
Linda 'Lil' Johnston .... driver
Cody Lies .... generator operator/driver
Anthony J. Mignano .... driver
Kirk Roberts .... driver: Clint Eastwood
Vickie Raynor Robison .... driver: John Goodman
Randy Southerland .... driver
Alana Stelling .... transportation captain
Larry Stelling .... transportation coordinator
Timothy Stephens .... driver: honeywagon
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... driver
Susan Van Apeldoorn .... driver
 
Other crew
Cheryl Baird .... animal wrangler
Kalena Boller .... assistant location manager (as Kalena Smith)
Corey Brinn .... baseball coordinator assistant
Miller Carbon .... body double for james patrick freetly
Miller Carbon .... photo double for james patrick freetly
Candace B. Cothern .... animal wrangler (as Candy Cothern)
Shelby Davis .... additional craft service
Tony X. Deale .... assistant to executive producer
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach: prep
Christopher Flippo .... production assistant
Juls Gabsa .... assistant to cast
Allen Gerbino .... underwater film stage provider
Corey Gilbert .... assistant location manager
Corey Gilbert .... key assistant location manager
Larry Gilbert .... police security
Drew Giles .... key stand-in
Kristin Gomez .... first assistant accountant
Jason Gondek .... production accountant
Stella L. Holmes .... set production assistant
Jennifer Hunt .... payroll accountant
Michelle Johnson .... assistant: ms. weisler
Alan Kindree .... marine coordinator
Andrew C. Kirk .... on-set assistant location manager
Kristin Kulyniak Deale .... production secretary
Madison Lacerte .... office production assistant
Austin Lapierre .... assistant production coordinator
April Mackin .... animal wrangler
Aimee McDaniel .... baseball coordinator
Patrick Mignano .... location manager
Les Morgan .... additional set production assistant
Taryn Nagle .... base camp production assistant
Steve Olivera .... assistant payroll accountant
Vincent Parker .... computer playback graphics
Andrew Paulson .... second assistant accountant
Jennifer Pedevilla .... payroll accountant
Jon Privett .... additional craft service
Morgan Riley .... accounting clerk
Kristina Rivera .... assistant: mr. eastwood
Braheeim Roberts .... key set production assistant
Robert Severance .... police security
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator
John Alexander Stern .... production assistant (as John Stern)
Stan Swofford .... medic coordinator
Landon Trawny .... second assistant accountant
 
Thanks
Xavier Collin .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking
Runtime:
111 min
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Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:6 | India:U/A | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Netherlands:6 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47821)

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Trivia:
Clint Eastwood became available for this picture when the planned remake of A Star Is Born (1954) was put into turnaround when Beyoncé Knowles fell pregnant.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Draft and trades are not allowed in the Major League Baseball draft.See more »
Quotes:
[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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42 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
A possible pioneer, 22 September 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

It pains me to say that I've already heard many people say they will not be seeing Trouble with the Curve because of Clint Eastwood's "antics" at the Republican National Convention just a few weeks ago. Their loss. Not being able to separate the man from the actor is something that took me a while to do, but the way some do it now is childish and immature. I wonder if those same people knew Eastwood was a Libertarian/Republican when he was playing "Dirty Harry." Hard to believe it has been nineteen years since Eastwood himself acted in a film he has not directed. He lends the camera to Robert Lorenz, who assisted him in directing much of Eastwood's filmography, including Flags of Our Fathers and the acclaimed Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby. Lorenz's captures screenwriter Randy Brown's simple but uplifting, intimate story of a man's devotion to a game and his brewing reconnection with his daughter he seemingly abandoned at a young age.

I'll catch you up; Eastwood plays Gus Lobel, an elderly scout for the Atlanta Braves baseball team, who is becoming increasingly frail and ill-equipped with deteriorating eyesight. The Braves are losing faith in Gus's abilities, because in recent years, baseball has been run more by computer predictions and online statistics rather than physically sitting in the stands and scouting. Gus doesn't hold back on his hatred for computers, making them sound like limited fossils and being unable to predict more detailed outcomes. One wonders if he is mindlessly ranting or wouldn't even like a computer if he knew how to use one.

Pete, played by John Goodman, on a roll now with winning films, is Gus's close friend who is convincing the Braves' organization that despite Gus's poor eyesight, that he is an invaluable asset and needs to stay. He recruits Gus's daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), to assist him in scouting a young prodigy in North Carolina, who currently plays for a high school team. Mickey's mother died when she was young and shortly after, Gus sent her to live with relatives whom she barely knew. During the scouting trip, Mickey winds up meeting one of Gus's friends whom he used to scout back in the day, named Johnny "The Flame" Flanagan (Justin Timberlake), for his one-hundred mile-an-hour fastball. We can see where this is headed.

We can see where much of the film is headed throughout its runtime but it's scarcely a burden because the warmth and bold character study on three of 2012's most interesting characters is a soothing and efficient one. Eastwood turns in the racism and foul rants he expertly utilized in Gran Torino for some nuanced anger as Gus, and as always, comes off as charismatic and effortlessly likable. Amy Adams does some fine work here, showing us that she is an up-and-coming female actress that is going under the radar, somewhat like Emily Blunt, and fearlessly plays the role of a woman in desperate need of answers, which her father will not give her. And Justin Timberlake continues to show is versatility and heart playing a totally different character from his last one and hitting every note properly.

It would appear that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin could have possibly started a new trend with sports films that was seldom seen before his film Moneyball, and that trend is centering a story around a sport but making the center the characters and not the on-field theatrics. Never are we truly consumed in the story of this young scouter, but we shouldn't be. And never were we truly gripped by the Oakland Athletics players in Moneyball - mainly because we never saw them play or were even formally acquainted with them. Both films center around the same sport, but ones' agenda is to show the gritter business side of baseball, while the other is the story of a father and daughter reconnecting with the sport in the foreground. With both films, it's needless to say, I'm all for this brewing trend.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. Directed by: Robert Lorenz.

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