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A Winner Never Quits (1986)

Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. Pete Gray had to overcome the early ... See full summary »

Director:

Mel Damski

Writer:

Burt Prelutsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Carradine ... Pete Gray
Mare Winningham ... Annie
G.W. Bailey ... Tatum
Dennis Weaver ... Mr. Wyshner
Huckleberry Fox ... Nelson Gary Jr.
Jack Kehoe ... Bloom
Fionnula Flanagan ... Mrs. Wyshner
Ed O'Neill ... Whitey Wyshner
Dana Delany ... Nora
Charles Hallahan ... Nelson Gary Sr.
Mary Jo Deschanel ... Mrs. Gary
Jeff McCracken ... Sheldrake
Jim Morgan Jim Morgan ... Hatfield
David Haid David Haid ... Henderson
Brad Sullivan ... Taylor
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Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. Pete Gray had to overcome the early taunts of his childhood playmates. With the support of his Pennsylvania coal mining father and his brother, who dreams of being a boxer, he learns to battle for what he wants. Finally in 1943, he is hired to play for a minor league team - the Memphis Chicks in the Class A Southern Association. Initially considered a freak and a box office attraction, he survives the taunts of his teammates and bats .333 his rookie year, steals 63 bases and led the league' outfielders in fielding percentage. Ultimately he won the league's MVP award. In 1945, the St. Louis Browns brought him into the major leagues. A parallel story is also told about the ball player's friendship with a young boy who had also lost his arm and dreamed of one day playing baseball. In fact the idea for the movie came from co-producer James ... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pete Gray Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Many of the game scenes were shot at Engel Stadium (home of the Chattanooga Lookouts) in Chattanooga, TN. See more »

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9 April 2017 | by clementsontomSee all my reviews

They need to show this movie on TV it hasn't been on in years.I can't remember the last time it was on. I'm not sure who decides on what go on & when. It beat some of the other movies on now days. It's the beginning of a new season so it would be a nice time to show this movie. I keep checking every week but so far far no luck maybe this will help.


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