The Rookie (2002)
Sometimes dreams come back to life.
poster The Rookie
TMDb Rating:
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6.7/10 (292 votes)

Country:United States, 127 minutes

Spoken Languages:English

Genre(s):Drama, Family

Director(s):John Lee Hancock

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 1240

Storyline:
Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

Cast:

photo Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid Jimmy Morris
photo Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffiths Lorri Morris
photo Jay Hernandez
Jay Hernandez Joaquin 'Wack' Campos
photo Beth Grant
Beth Grant Olline
photo Angus T. Jones
Angus T. Jones Hunter Morris
photo Brian Cox
Brian Cox Jim Morris Sr.
photo Rick Gonzalez
Rick Gonzalez Rudy Bonilla
photo Chad Lindberg
Chad Lindberg Joe David West
photo Angelo Spizzirri
Angelo Spizzirri Joel De La Garza
photo Royce D. Applegate
Royce D. Applegate Henry
photo Russell Richardson
Russell Richardson Brooks
photo Raynor Scheine
Raynor Scheine Frank
photo Chris Sheffield
Chris Sheffield Catcher