The Rookie (2002)

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.

Directing:
  • John Lee Hancock

Writing:
  • Mike Rich

Stars:
Release Date: 2002-03-25
metacritic icon 8.2/10
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 127
  • Budget: $20,000,000
  • Revenue: $75,597,042
Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
Jimmy Morris
Brian Cox
Brian Cox
Jim Morris Sr.
Beth Grant
Beth Grant
Olline
Jay Hernandez
Jay Hernandez
Joaquin 'Wack' Campos
Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffi...
Lorri Morris
Rick Gonzalez
Rick Gonzalez
Rudy Bonilla
Angus T. Jones
Angus T. Jone...
Hunter Morris
Chad Lindberg
Chad Lindberg
Joe David West
Angelo Spizzirri
Angelo Spizzi...
Joel De La Garza
Royce D. Applegate
Royce D. Appl...
Henry
Russell Richardson
Russell Richa...
Brooks
Raynor Scheine
Raynor Schein...
Frank
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