A Talent For The Game

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6.01 h 31 min1991X-RayPG
A talent scout with the California Angels is on the verge of losing his job when he discovers a country boy with no pro ball experience but with a pitching arm like no one has ever seen.
Directors
Robert M. Young
Starring
Edward James OlmosLorraine BraccoJamey Sheridan
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Terry KinneyJeff CorbettTom BowerJanet CarrollFelton PerryThomas Ryan
Producers
Martin Elfand
Studio
PARAMOUNT PICTURES
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.4 out of 5 stars

153 global ratings

  1. 68% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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ksqueenReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
THIS WAS A GREAT, GREAT MOVIE WATCH IT, WATCH IT!!!
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This was a great movie! Well writen i will watch this movie again again and did i say that i will watch this movie again? You will love it to. And if you are a guy, boy or man you want to watch also.
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ChristopherReviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty good old movie
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Since when did 1991 become old? Well I guess now days it is but this movie was shot well and it aged well. This is a movie is similar to the more recent movie that stars Clint Eastwood except this move lacks the star power of that film. I would definitely say it is worth a watch.
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Tim WilliamsReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
A Little Too Sweet
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Pros: The film is about Sweet’s romance with baseball and Bobbie. In both cases, I believed in his passion. The film looked and sounded good, including the baseball scenes. It was well-paced. Cons: Almost all of the characters, except Sweet and Bobbie, are flat, one-dimensional, and sometimes cartoonish characters. A pitch for the ordination of women comes out of left field and doesn’t seem to fit the character who makes it. Like in “The Scout”, another baseball movie, the closing act is ridiculously implausible. There seems to be no point to the story. The closing coda makes the phenom seem as crass as the villainous owner. Warning: the film does include a significant amount of profanity and vulgar language.
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Mr HaynieReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie
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If you are an Angels fan or a big baseball fan, you'll really enjoy this film.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie and cast
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Fabulous movie.
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Arthur FrameReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
2nd tier cast, but generally enjoyable.
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2nd tier cast (well, third tier in the case of jappy Lorraine Bracchio), but it fulfills the formula well enough.
Jawsz124Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A very good baseball movie starring one of my favorite actors
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A very good baseball movie starring one of my favorite actors, Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Gallactica, Two Guns). A little corny at times, but very touching. The life of a baseball scout is shown as what it is, many long days on the road looking for that special talent that is one in a million. They must really love what they do to put themselves through that kind of road life.
PATRICK J.POWERSReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another good baseball movie!
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Even though this movie did not win everyone's heart ( and I understand),this was a good baseball movie about overcoming the odds. A fine cast with Edward James Olmos as a baseball scout in search of a player from the fields of Idaho to help the stuggling California (now L.A. Angels of Anaheim) Angels. One thing that made me wonder in the closing minutes of the movie. The Angels were down but the movie never mentioned if the Angels won their game over the Royals! It's a mystery! Anyway I thought it was a good movie worth watching!
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