The rookie

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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
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Grouped Work ID74d1bdf4-92bc-1ff1-6e0b-bbca7b7cb017
Grouping Titlerookie
Grouping Author98 mph productions
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-12-05 17:49:16PM
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auth_author2Beason, Eric L.
Burwell, Carter.
Ciardi, Mark.
Cox, Brian, 1946-
Gonzalez, Rick, 1979-
Grant, Beth, 1949-
Gray, Gordon
Griffiths, Rachel, 1968-
Hancock, John Lee.
Hernandez, Jay, 1978-
Johnson, Mark, 1945 December 27-
Jones, Angus T.
Quaid, Dennis.
Rich, Mike, 1959-
Schwartzman, John, 1960-
author2-role98 MPH Productions.
Beason, Eric L.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Burwell, Carter.
Ciardi, Mark.
Cox, Brian,1946-
Gonzalez, Rick,1979-
Gran Via Productions.
Grant, Beth,1949-
Gray, Gordon
Griffiths, Rachel,1968-
Hancock, John Lee.
Hernandez, Jay,1978-
Johnson, Mark,1945 December 27-
Jones, Angus T.
Quaid, Dennis.
Rich, Mike,1959-
Schwartzman, John,1960-
Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm)
Walt Disney Pictures.
available_at_bemisBemis Public Library
detailed_location_bemisBemis Media
display_descriptionWhen a shoulder injury ended his minor league pitching career twelve years ago, Jim Morris resorted to the next best thing: coaching. But Jim's team, knowing their coach is a great ball player, makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, they want Jim to try out for a major-league organization. Going from worst to first, the team makes it to state, and Jim is forced to live up to his end of the deal. While there prove to be a lot of pitches to be thrown before he makes it off the mound, big-league dreams are revived, and there's no telling where he could go.
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subject_facetBaseball coaches -- Drama
Biographical films
Feature films
Morris, Jim, -- 1964- -- Drama
Pitchers (Baseball) -- Drama
Sports films
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayThe rookie
title_fullThe rookie / Walt Disney Pictures ; Gran Via ; 98 MPH Productions ; producers, Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Mark Johnson ; writer, Mike Rich ; director, John Lee Hancock
title_shortThe rookie
topic_facetBaseball coaches
Morris, Jim
Pitchers (Baseball)