The Rookie (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Royce D. Applegate Henry
Brian Cox Jim Morris, Sr.
Rick Gonzalez Rudy Bonilla
Beth Grant Olline Morris
Rachel Griffiths Lorri Morris
Jay Hernandez Joaquin "Wack" Campos
Chad Lindberg Joe David West
Dennis Quaid Jim Morris
Angelo Spizzirri Joel De La Garza
Angus T. Jones Hunter
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Family
Director John Lee Hancock; John Lee-Hancock
Producer Mark Ciardi; Gordon Gray
Writer Mike Rich
Studio Touchstone Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 127 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.2
Plot
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
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 786936165432
Chapters 16
Release Date 1/25/2005
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby