The Scout Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for The Scout the Movie

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Brooks is an about-to-be-canned scout for the New York Yankees who discovers a weird, though genuine, phenom pitcher (Fraser) on a trip to Mexico. He convinces the Yankees to take the phenom on, though he's not sure whether Fraser isn't a few innings shy of a complete game. But with a 100 mph fast ball and a bat that would have made Babe Ruth envious, who cares? Film straddles sports comedy and melodrama territories, satisfying in neither. Fraser plays variation on Encino Man. Brooks rewrote part of the script, adding much needed biting humor, but not enough. Bombastic real-life team owner Steinbrenner plays himself.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Baseball, Sports Comedies, Mexico, Sanity Check
Screenplay
Albert Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Monica Johnson
Cast
Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Lane Smith, Michael Rapaport, Steve Garvey, Bob Costas, Roy Firestone, Anne Twomey, Tony Bennett
Cinematography
Laszlo Kovacs
Director
Michael Ritchie
Music
Bill Conti
Producer
Albert S. Ruddy, Andre Morgan, Herbert S. Nanas, Jack Cummins, Ruddy & Morgan, Fox

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