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John Lee Hancock
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This live action drama tells the extraordinary real-life story of Jim Morris (Quaid), who had to drop out of minor league baseball because of an injury to his pitching arm. Twelve years later, inspired by the young men on the championship-winning high school team he coaches, Morris is convinced to fulfill his own dream and try out for a professional team. With perseverance and confidence, he finally steps up to the plate, and after his pitching is clocked in the high nineties, he is signed to a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He makes it to the major leagues Tampa team in september of 1999.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 152
- Fresh: 127
- Rotten: 25
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Hancock's heartfelt movie scores a solid hit.
Fresh: Deftly constructed to stoke the baseball-phenom fantasies of coulda-shoulda-woulda middle-aged guys and fields-of-dreaming young diamond studs.
Fresh: It's Quaid and his fellow actors, Rachel Griffiths and Brian Cox, who lift the film out of its intermittent doldrums, and together they deliver that rare thing: a nuanced sports movie.
Rotten: Earnest to the point of blandness.
absolutely an awesome movie!!! one of the best movies out there in keeping your dreams alive. after all, like jim said, "if you don't have dreams, what do you have?"
best baseball movie dennis quaid is so good at this role very inspirational
Really good movie !!!
Well i thought this movie was great. I think Dennis Quaid is a really good actor and has a lot of charisma. The movie gives you inspiration