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Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year
Movie: Rookie of the Year(1994)[tt0107985] 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. Although he's close to his mother Mary, Henry hates Mary's latest boyfriend, Jack Bradfield. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too tightly, allowing Henry to throw pitches that are as fast as 103 mph. Henry is spotted at nearby Wrigley Field by Larry "Fish" Fisher, the general manager of the struggling Chicago Cubs, after Henry throws an opponent's home-run ball all the way from the outfield bleachers back to the catcher, and it seems that Henry may be the pitcher that team owner Bob Carson has been praying for. At first, Cubs manager Sal Martinella doesn't like Henry being on the team, but despite the rawness of his talent, Henry revives everyone's team spirit and reignites the enthusiasm of the fans. While money hungry Jack pulls strings behind the scenes to ... Written byTodd Baldridge
Title Rookie of the Year
Release Date 27 May 1994 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Production Companies Twentieth Century Fox
Thomas Ian Nicholas
Thomas Ian Nicholas...
Henry Rowengartner...
Gary Busey
Gary Busey...
Chet Steadman...
Albert Hall
Albert Hall...
Martinella...
Amy Morton
Amy Morton...
Mary Rowengartner...
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya...
Larry 'Fish' Fisher...
Bruce Altman
Bruce Altman...
Jack Bradfield...
Eddie Bracken
Eddie Bracken...
Bob Carson...
Robert Hy Gorman
Robert Hy Gorman...
Clark (as Robert...
Daniel Stern
Daniel Stern...
Brickma...
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine...
Becky...

Reviews

MovieAddict2016 on 11 December 2002
I was never much into sports. I never fantasized about becoming a huge sports star. However, I realize many adults did dream of such things when they were children, and that is why "Rookie of the Year" may surprise some adults. The plot is childish, of course, and the acting -- apart from Daniel Stern and an unbilled cameo from John Candy -- is not Oscar-worthy. Still, it's worth a few bucks, and may transport adults back to their memories and make them fantasize more than children. I don't like this film a whole lot, but it's just one of those films that when you see it on TV, you just...watch it! Hard to explain. It's like some cosmic force draws you to it. I think it could be the worst film in the world and I'd still have to watch it every time it's on. I give "Rookie of the Year" 3/5 stars. Not great, and not even that good, but there's just something about it...

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