Rookie of the Year

 (4,058)6.11 h 43 min1993PG
The worst Little League ball player in town breaks his arm, and when it heals, he is transformed into a powerful major league baseball pitcher.
Daniel Stern
Thomas Ian NicholasGary BuseyAlbert Hall
English [CC]
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Amy MortonDan HedayaBruce AltmanEddie BrackenDaniel SternRobert Gorman
Robert Harper
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4.7 out of 5 stars

4058 global ratings

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Jaime ContrerasReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good light humor fantasy comedy
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Imagine suddenly being to pitch so well that you get tabbed by your favorite team to pitch at the majors. Well, that is what happen sin this lightweight and too predictable fantasy-comedy. 12-year old Henry Rowengartner (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is a mediocre baseball player being raised by his single mom (Amy Morton). He breaks his arm and somehow his tendons heal strangely, giving him the ability to throw the baseball 100 mph. Sure enough, the last place Cubs wanna-be owner scoops him up with his own plans in mind. But fate has a different plan for the young phenom who he leads them to victory. This purely kids' fantasy has wonderful supporting cast in Gary Busey as has-been pitcher who is inspired by Henry; Dan Hedaya as the greedy Cubs executive who cares nothing for baseball; Daniel Stern as the childishly eccentric pitching coach; and John Candy as the sarcastic TV announcer. Daniel Stern also directed this family comedy.
3 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Youthful Nostalgia and Baseball Fun
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Good Movie for people, who grew up in the 90's or who enjoy Baseball fandom. As a Red Sox fan, I can relate to the cub fans on the site with reviews of hope and desire for a better team and hopefully a golden pitcher to make things come true. When I was a kid, I saw this movie and it felt kind of fun and got me interested in watching a few baseball games. It wasn't until my senior year in High School (2004 season) that the Red Sox won our ultimate comeback (the greatest comeback of any sports series) from 0-3 to beat our most hated enemies the Yankees (everyone hates the Yankees even Yankee fans :P ) and finally win the Championships. We've won again since then, but the first time after almost a hundred years was well worth it.

Was it Cheesy? Yes, but it's not a bad movie due to the cliches. I think if I were watching it in my adult mindset, I'd be laughing at the plot's absurdities, but as a kid I knew it was fun and whimsical. That's what people need to watch this movie with, not a critical eye, but a fun and whimsical mindset.

Don't lose hope guys, maybe next season the Cubs will have a great team.
11 people found this helpful
WiiviewerReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A fun movie..just don't think logically.
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This is a fun movie. Kids will enjoy it, and might even become one of their favorites.

The story of a kid breaking his arm and it healing wrong to make him throw hard, and he joins a professional baseball team is silly. The characters are likeable, and the ending is predictable. However it's still a blast to watch, just don't think too hard while watching.
4 people found this helpful
naomiReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
great movie
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This is a movie about a young Cubs fan that has a dream come true do to an accident the young boy is turned into a great pitcher that gets the opportunity to pitch for the Cubs but there is a lot of drama that occurs along the way.I used to watch this movie when I was a child and really enjoyed it then and still do now.
7 people found this helpful
LizbizpuxcReviewed in the United States on January 30, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Doesn’t work
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I was highly disappointed in this dvd. It wouldn’t play anywhere we tried - our car, our home DVD player and our Xbox. It also seemed to be a copy - it didn’t have the usual branding you see on DVDs. I rarely take the time to review purchases, but I want to warn other people so they don’t encounter the same frustration.
One person found this helpful
Whisper BreitenbornReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kids enjoyed
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My boys got into baseball this year so we went old school on the movies. They loved this movie so much they watched it at least 2x a day while we rented it.
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Sheree CharfReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible streaming quality
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Terrible streaming quality. Buffers every few minutes lasting at least 20 seconds every time. I’ve had all my connections checked by my wireless provider with no issues found. The problem is the movie
ConnerReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Streaming Great.
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Great movie, I remember watching this when i was younger and wanted a watch it again the streaming on amazon was great and the movie was clear.
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