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The Comeback Kid (1980)

A down and out former minor league ballplayer finds romance and a renewed zest for life when he takes a job coaching a group of underprivileged kids.

Director:

Peter Levin

Writer:

Joe S. Landon (as Joe Landon)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Bubba Newman
Susan Dey ... Megan Barrett
Doug McKeon ... Michael
James Gregory ... Scotty
Jeremy Licht ... Paul
Dick O'Neill ... Phil
Rod Gist Rod Gist ... Ray Carver
Michael Lembeck ... Tony
Patrick Swayze ... Chuck
Angela Aames ... Sherry
Tan Adams Tan Adams ... Shirley
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez ... Frank
Kevin King Cooper Kevin King Cooper ... Tank
Kim Fields ... Molly
Jim Gatherum Jim Gatherum ... Boy at Meet (as Jimmy Gatherum)
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A down and out former minor league ballplayer finds romance and a renewed zest for life when he takes a job coaching a group of underprivileged kids. Written by The Comeback Kid

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Average family drama TV movie
13 August 2020 | by chris_hick01See all my reviews

A washed up minor league baseball player (John Ritter) finds he has a new purpose in life when he takes coaching a club for under privileged kids.

A fairly decent and heartwarming TV movie piece of cheese that does an okay job with the material it has.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El regreso del hijo pródigo See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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