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The Scout (1994)

The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Roger Angell (article), Andrew Bergman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Brooks ... Al Percolo
Brendan Fraser ... Steve Nebraska
Dianne Wiest ... Doctor H. Aaron
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Jennifer
Lane Smith ... Ron Wilson
Michael Rapaport ... Tommy Lacy
Barry Shabaka Henley ... McDermott
John Capodice ... Caruso
Art Garfield Art Garfield ... Stan (as Garfield!)
Louis Giovannetti Louis Giovannetti ... World Series Catcher
Stephen Demek Stephen Demek ... Yankee Catcher
Ralph Drischell Ralph Drischell ... Charlie
Brett Rickaby ... George's Assistant
Jack Rader ... Mr. Lacy
Marcia Rodd ... Mrs. Lacy
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Storyline

Al Percolo is a major league baseball scout sent to scout in Mexico as a punishment. However, he eventually stumbles across Steve Nebraska, a young American who can pitch AND hit better than anyone else can do either. He signs Steve and returns home in glory. It soon becomes obvious, though, that Steve is immature and possibly unstable, and Al turns to psychiatrist Doctor H. Aaron, whom he picks for her name, for help. Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines:

If you pray hard enough for a miracle... miracles can really happen!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a moment of strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az emberkereskedő See more »

Filming Locations:

Bracken County, Kentucky, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,667,163
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The crowd and overhead shots at Yankee Stadium for Tommy Lacy's scenes during the day and when Steve Nebraska makes his debut during the World Series are from the 1993 season when the Yankees hosted the Detroit Tigers at the end of the season. See more »

Goofs

In the film, pitcher Brendan Fraser bats in game 1 of the World Series. In the World Series, if the American League team is home they are allowed to select a designated hitter. Although teams almost always use this option, they are not required to do so and may allow the pitcher to hit. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Lacy: God said people make mistakes.
Al Percolo: God never said people make mistakes; where did you hear that shit? He said honor thy mother, and thy father, and thy Yankee contract!
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Features Damn Yankees (1958) See more »

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Great Baseball Movie
7 May 2004 | by redsox15See all my reviews

I think sometimes people take some movies too seriously, and this is an example of one of them. This is a fantasy baseball movie, not something that would actually happen. Does anyone think that "The Natural" was realistic? Brendan Frasier is great in his role as a child trapped in an adult's body due to an abusive childhood, but who is one of the greatest baseball players ever. Albert Brooks is also great as the scout whose bad luck suddenly changes when he discovers him in the middle of Mexico, and is so excited about his talent that he ignores the mental problems that Frasier's character has. However, Im disappointed we never learned more of what was actually wrong with him.


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