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Rated: 6.9 out of 10 with 35,474 votes.
Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.
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6.9GUnited StatesEnglishIMDbTrailer
Main Actors:
Jimmy Morris
Lorri Morris
Joaquin 'Wack' Campos
Olline
Hunter Morris
Jim Morris Sr.
Rudy Bonilla
Joe David West
Henry
Frank
Catcher
Orlando Manager
Title:The Rookie
Release Date:
Directed by:John Lee Hancock
Genres:DramaFamily
Keywords:Parent-Child-RelationshipBaseballSportsGrowing-Up
Alternative Titles:Die Entscheidung
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