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The true story of a middle-aged baseball rookie comes to the screen from Finding Forrester (2000) screenwriter Mike Rich and the studio behind the previous year's equally inspirational sports drama Remember the Titans (2001). Twelve years ago, the pro baseball aspirations of Texas pitcher Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) were derailed by a severe shoulder injury. Jim became a high school science teacher and baseball coach, married his sweetheart, Lorri (Rachel Griffiths), and settled down to raise a family. After corrective surgery repairs, despite the longstanding damage to his shoulder, Jim discovers that he can pitch a ball even faster than he could before. When his team delivers a lackluster on-field performance in a losing game, coach and players agree to a wager: If they'll make it to the district championships, he'll try out for a major league ball club. When his team makes it to the championship and wins for the first time in the school's history, Jim is forced to live up to his end of the bargain. Nearly laughed off the field, he confounds the pro scouts by tossing successive fastballs that clock at nearly 100 miles per hour. It seems that Jim is about to live his dream of joining a major league team in middle age, when most players are planning their retirement. The Rookie (2002) co-stars Brian Cox, Beth Grant, and Jay Hernandez. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi.
Audio commentary - Dennis Quaid and director John Lee Hancock, "The Inspirational Story of Jim Morris" - Meet the real Rookie, Spring Training: baseball tips, Deleted scenes introduced by director John Lee Hancock.
Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned).
|Starring:||Royce D. Applegate, David Blackwell, Blue Deckert, Beth Grant, Dan Kamin, Dennis Quaid, Raynor Scheine, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths, Chad Lindberg, Trevor Morgan, Russell Richardson, Angus T. Jones, Jay Hernandez, Rick Gonzalez, Angelo Spizzirri|
|Director:||John Lee Hancock|
|Studio Name:||Buena Vista Home Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||01/25/2005|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||127 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8|
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