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The rookie

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Movie propaganda

It's never too late to believe in your dreams.

Joe Morris (Dennis Quaid) dreamed his whole life of playing major league baseball and has an awesome pitch. His childhood, moving from town to town with his military father doesn't allow him to fulfil his dream. Eventually he settles down in Texas, has his own family and becomes a teacher and baseball coach. His team stinks as there is no support for baseball but he perseveres in convincing them to go for the play-offs and makes a deal that he will try out for the major league if they try for the play-offs. At the age of 35, Joe enters the big league.

Based on a real story.

Persons of interest

  • Dennis Quaid .... Jimmy Morris
  • Rachel Griffiths .... Lorri Morris
  • Jay Hernandez .... Joaquin "Wack" Campos
  • Beth Grant .... Jimmy's Mother
  • Angus T Jones .... Hunter Morris
  • Brian Cox .... Jim Morris Senior
  • Rick Gonzalez .... Rudy Bonilla
  • Chad Lindberg .... Joe David West
  • Angelo Spizzirri .... Joel De La Garza
  • Royce D Applegate .... Henry
  • Russell Richardson .... Brooks
  • Raynor Scheine .... Frank
  • David Blackwell .... Cal
  • Mike Rich .... Screenwriter
  • John Lee Hancock .... Director

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Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; English audio commentary: Dolby 2.0
  • Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries: John Lee Hancock and Dennis Quaid
    • Deleted scenes: Introduction by John Lee Hancock
    • Featurettes: The inspirational story
  • Subtitles: Danish, English, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Security censorship classification


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120 minutes (2:00 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 31 October 2002 - Queensland
Film: 27 March 2003 - New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia
DVD rental: 21 May 2003
VHS rental: 21 May 2003

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