Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season.

Director:

William Dear

Writers:

Jason Koornick (screenplay), Frank Nappi (story and idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Schroder ... Mickey Tussler
Dean Cain ... Arthur 'Murph' Murphy
George Canyon George Canyon ... Clarence
Chilton Crane ... Mrs. Tussler
Jarod Joseph ... Pee Wee
Jesse Hutch ... George 'Lefty' Rogers
Andrew Wheeler ... Warren Dennison
Jaren Brandt Bartlett Jaren Brandt Bartlett ... Raymond 'Boxcar' Miller
Anna Mae Wills ... Laney (as Anna Mae Routledge)
Matthew Robert Kelly ... Chip McNally (as Matt Kelly)
Lee Tichon ... Rocco Hightower
Kenneth W. Yanko Kenneth W. Yanko ... Sheriff Billings
Paul Jarrett ... Pastor Bob
John Stewart ... Umpire
Luke A. Jackson Luke A. Jackson ... Fan
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Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season.

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Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements

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Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland put the actors through a mini baseball camp. See more »

Goofs

Before the last game, when the River Rats run through the tunnel towards field, Lefty, who is now on the Fargo Bullets, can be seen in his #7 River Rats jersey. See more »

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More Corn than Capra
26 October 2011 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

This family themed baseball story about a minor league pitcher with Aspergers syndrome is so heartfelt it hurts. The main characters are all likable and the villains are villainous.

The story has several "too sweet to be true" moments but overall it's fun to watch and you can't help but feel good doing so. It does get cornier than Capra ever did in spots but still...

It's interesting to see Dean Cain playing parts where he could have a grown son and his role choices indicate that he's aware of his appeal among the wholesome set.

Enjoy the good parts, ignore the bad and if it annoys you then watch something else.

This is based on a true story.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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