Talent For The Game
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Talent For The Game
Sammy Bodean is the newest, most promising recruit according to the advertisement of the California Angels--and has to prove it come game time. Following the team's sale to young business whiz Gil Lawrence (Terry Kinney), ex-player Virgil Sweet (Edward James Olmos) has to prove himself as the team's talent scout to keep his job. Via a car break-down near a small farm-town in Idaho, Virgil stumbles across young Sammy Bodean (Jeff Corbett) who performs mean pitching skills in a rural sandlot. After bringing Sammy to LA where he pitches out the team's best, owner Gil begins a massive… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's by no means some sort of quote-whoringly "fantastic stuff," "the best baseball movie since Ken Burns took 18 hours of my life" or even "a home run." Sometimes a solid single is all that it takes."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"A predictable baseball drama with a completely implausible ending. Sort of like Michael Ritchie's The Scout (1994) without the comedy."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Plays like a bad teleplay that hopes its audience will forget they've seen this same film countless times in different incarnations."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
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