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The Man from Left Field (1993)

After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.

Director:

Burt Reynolds

Writer:

Wayne Allan Rice (as Wayne Rice)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Jack Robinson
Reba McEntire ... Nancy Lee Prinzi
Kauwela Acocella Kauwela Acocella ... Beau Prinzi
Derek Baxter Derek Baxter ... Malcolm
Adam Cronan ... Bama Block
Sean Dunne Sean Dunne ... Peanut
Mattox Gardner ... J.C. (as Billy Gardner III)
Adam Ohren Adam Ohren ... Hooksy
Tino Tsutras ... Tino (as Tino Taylor)
Joe Theismann ... Phil Corey
Brad Barfield Brad Barfield ... Eddie Corey (as Bradley Barfield)
Jonathan Bouck Jonathan Bouck ... Jackie Denard
Suzanne Dodd ... Personnel Receptionist
Clarence Goss Clarence Goss ... Papa Charlie
Danniel Greene Danniel Greene ... Mr. Block (as Danny Greene)
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After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby League - Piccoli campioni See more »

Filming Locations:

Indiantown, Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was filmed on Burt Reynold's Florida estate. The abandoned property still holds the dilapidated dugouts and concrete bleachers from the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK video version is cut 29s for a '15' rating. See more »

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Features The Outlaw (1943) See more »

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Beautiful,touching and kind movie, Burt Reynolds is in the top with The Man From The Left Field!!!
18 March 1999 | by arySee all my reviews

Jack is a strange and rude man, a beggar who appears in a small city of Florida. Without memory, quiet and with a glance full of a strong hate , Jack starts to live abandoned in a baseball field, until being discovered by the boys who play in the place. Once they didn't have anybody to be the coach, they end up choosing Jack for the employment, without even knowing him a lot or, maybe, sufficient.The children start to help Jack, to feed him, to clean him and they obtain an employment for him. Jack soon becomes, to those lacking and simple children's eyes, a father, due his sympathy, his kindness, his paternal love and due his suffered physiognomy of a man who needs to love and to be loved. Jack ends up falling in love for the mother of one of them, and the two begin to date. Somehow, Jack, in his own ways, brings happiness, courage and love for all the people who enter in his path. By training the children, Jack notices that he has a lot of ability and experience in the baseball, and he doesn't know the reason why he is just so good in this sport. The children begin to try to recover his memories and, so, help him to return for his house and family, once he just can't remember quite exactly how his life used to be. At the same time in which Jack gets excited with the idea of being the man who he was already one day, the fear of losing the conviviality and contact with the children again torments him.And he welcomes each one of them as a son. He tries to help, to bring some hope for them. There is a boy who is beat by his alcoholic father, another who suffers because his father is a poor and humble man, a boy who is very attached to his at-the-margin-of-death-grandfather and the son of a suffered single mother (the woman for who Jack comes becoming fond.). And he gets to show the whole ones that, even if there is times in which we don't always achieve to arrive in first place, we can find the redemption and the happiness since we gave the best of ourselves and maintain the people whom we love close.However, Jack starts to reconstruct, slowly, his sad past. Memories that he would like to forget, but that return to torment him: the loss of his family. Now, Jack will have to take the most important decision of his life: abandon all his past and continue with the children and the woman he loves or to face the painful memories and to find the redemption? Beautiful, touching and sad film, a true masterpiece!watch this movie!it will show you that there is going to always be a place for the peace and for the love. Burt Reynolds is terrific and beautiful as Jack Robinson, a man who doesn't know where his hate and his love come from. He made a film that will always stay in my heart and memory, the kind of movie that really matters. It's incredible not to find any comment about this movie, but it's a proof that in the world we live today, people prefer to see Stallone or Bruce Willis killing and taking off the head of people.It's sad to notice that, but it's also refreshing to know that there are still real-bright-shining stars like the legend Burt Reynolds to make all the difference. Congratulations, Burt Reynolds. You are in the top with The Man From The Left Field. Watch this masterpiece!


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