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Why has no one ever heard of this movie?


I happened upon this movie while channel surfing once and put the remote down for a second when I saw people playing baseball. I didn't pick it back up again until the credits were over. This is one of the greatest sports movies I've ever seen.

It's a shame so few people have ever seen or heard of it.

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That's funny, I found the movie the same way, I didn't see the beginning but came in when his car broke down and he walked over to watch a game in progress.
I notice the guy who wrote the review is british and admits to not knowing the game. There are the obvious nuances of baseball, probably cliches, that he is unaware of.

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It is a shame,,it is overlooked,,but it is appriciated by some,,including me,,,,,

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Make that four. I loved this movie. Cliches and all.

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Five.

It reminds me a lot of "Breaking Away". In both movies the sport covered in each movie is not what the entire movie is about. Its a gem that I stumbled upon years ago when channel surfing and I was hooked - the first scene I caught was the ride down into the coal mine.

Check your local Wal Mart - mine had a few copies last time I was in and I'm kicking myself for not grabbing it when I was there. I hope there are still some there in the morning. :)

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Yea i got it in the 5 dollar bin at Walmart, it's a good one to have and watch when nothing else is on, and you're in the mood for baseball!

"Third place is...you're fired!"

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Because even though it is a wonderful "feel good" movie it is only an "ok" baseball movie.

For a truly great baseball movie few have ever heard of, see "Long Gone" from 1987.

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I loved the movie as well. The baseball scenes were of course my favorite. A few worthy of mention was when he was trying out. The guy was the Angel's best hitter. But when Sammy was relaxed and bringing the heat, even their premier hitter was powerless time and time again. So when he finally lets out a resigned sigh and turns to the owner "You'd better sign this kid before someone else does."...that was an awesome moment in the film. The other being when he hit his stride in the 2nd inning of his debut ballgame and threw the ball as hard as he could.


"Mankind cannot solve the world's problems. Mankind is the problem."

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"just let it go son"

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