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The Scout (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 30 September 1994 (USA)
The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Roger Angell (article), Andrew Bergman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Brooks ... Al Percolo
Brendan Fraser ... Steve Nebraska
Dianne Wiest ... Doctor H. Aaron
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Jennifer
Lane Smith ... Ron Wilson
Michael Rapaport ... Tommy Lacy
Barry Shabaka Henley ... McDermott
John Capodice ... Caruso
Art Garfield Art Garfield ... Stan (as Garfield!)
Louis Giovannetti Louis Giovannetti ... World Series Catcher
Stephen Demek Stephen Demek ... Yankee Catcher
Ralph Drischell Ralph Drischell ... Charlie
Brett Rickaby ... George's Assistant
Jack Rader ... Mr. Lacy
Marcia Rodd Marcia Rodd ... Mrs. Lacy
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Storyline

Al Percolo is a major league baseball scout sent to scout in Mexico as a punishment. However, he eventually stumbles across Steve Nebraska, a young American who can pitch AND hit better than anyone else can do either. He signs Steve and returns home in glory. It soon becomes obvious, though, that Steve is immature and possibly unstable, and Al turns to psychiatrist Doctor H. Aaron, whom he picks for her name, for help. Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines:

If you pray hard enough for a miracle... miracles can really happen!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a moment of strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az emberkereskedő See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,458,837, 2 October 1994

Gross USA:

$2,694,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,694,234
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film had a long development history. Peter Falk was cast as Al Percolo in 1983. In 1989, Rodney Dangerfield was attached to play Al with Sam Kinison attached to play Steve Nebraska. See more »

Goofs

When Steve is talking to Al on the roof, he throws his glove to the ground. However, a couple of shots later he is holding it in his hand, even though he never picked it up. See more »

Quotes

Steve Nebraska: Al, you're like a dad to me.
Al Percolo: But I'm not your dad. I'm just a guy taking 15 percent.
Steve Nebraska: I thought it was 10.
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Not Quite Major League
30 November 2002 | by maughancannes-2See all my reviews

"The Scout" is an underrated comedy, which though never quite hitting the heights gives good value in the funny-sentimental entertainment stakes and benefits from two excellent performances (Albert Brooks - in a role "Seinfeld"'s Jason Alexander would probably over-play on television - and Brendan Fraser). The hidden depths of the film - the young player's childhood "abuse" for instance - remain hidden (the movie seems shy about going there) but as old-style, far-fetched shtick the picture works very nicely.


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