Plot & Details
When has-been baseball player Jack Elliot (Tom Selleck) is signed by a Japanese team, he is initially reluctant to take the game seriously. Elliot is very successful, though, as he teaches the team about American chutzpah, and they remind him of the value of respect. He must fight his way out from under a slump to show that he deserves the title.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 109min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/02/1992
- DVD Release Date: 05/15/2001
- Distributor(s): Buena Vista, Universal
- Director(s): Fred Schepisi
- Starring: Tom Selleck , Ken Takakura , Ava Takanashi , Dennis Haysbert , Toshi Shioya
- Themes: Culture Clash,Fish Out of Water,Baseball Players
- Tone: Goofy,Heartwarming,Humorous,Light,Sweet
- Keywords: American [nationality], Japan, baseball, fish-out-of-water, underdog
- Country of Origin: USA (10-02-1992)
- Language: English