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I'm doing this because I think there's still a place on the Internet for positive fans.
It's a shame that the IMDB moderators have all but given up. The reader comments sections here, which years ago were actually useful, have become cesspools where mostly trolls and morons play.
Now the trolls are making lists as well. A list that claims that thousands of actors are all really ugly but that there's some vast conspiracy to convince us they're not can only be the work of a psychopath or troll. But apparently, no one on the IMDB staff cares to exercise their power to eliminate such nonsense.
So, I'm keeping this one positive and if you don't like it, shove it.
This list is and likely will remain always "under construction." After the top 4, the order is meaningless.
I'm an American but I've been watching a lot of British TV and movies lately, so the list is starting to fill up with UK actresses. I've always been a sucker for English, Scots and Irish accents.
Film school geek gone mad
Too much. Too bad.
Screen split into four sections. Some seem connected. Some don't. Woooooooo.
It's got the "video" look. Glassy. Too bright. Too far away or too close. Shaky at times. Woooooooo.
The dialogue is hushed in three screens. Loud in one. Loud screen changes often. Draws your attention. Woooooooo.
All this can't cover up the fact that this film is essentially crap. Boring dialogue. Stilted acting. Pointless drivel. Boooooooo.
Too much. Way too bad to watch more than a few minutes.
A Winner Never Quits (1986)
Good family fare
This movies is based on a true story. Pete Gray, son of a poor immigrant coal miner in Pennsylvania, loses an arm during childhood. He learns to overcome his disability and to play baseball with just one arm. When he grows up, he pursues the dream of playing in the majors during the '40s.
It's an inspiring story. For instance, to field a ball, Gray would catch it in his glove (which was smaller than the standard), toss the ball back up in the air long enough to allow him to toss off the glove, then catch the ball in the bare hand and throw it again. It's incredible to think about someone being able to do that well enough to play with the pros, but he did.
I think any child or person that might be worrying about whether their personal limitations might keep them from trying to fulfill a dream should watch this movie.
Carradine is very convincing as Gray; I suppose there might be moments when you could catch a glimpse of his "extra" arm stuffed in his shirt, but I don't remember any.
"Married with Children" fans can have fun with the scenes with Ed O'Neill as Carradine's older brother.
FYI: I worked as an extra on this movie in some scenes filmed near Chattanooga, Tenn. (in nearby Marion County). It is amazing what the crew did with what they had to work with.
You won't be disappointed if you can find this on video or catch a broadcast. It's not one of those all-time great movies, but it's several notches above standard TV movie fare.