Fear Strikes Out Poster

Release Date: 1957

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Ever since Jimmy Piersall (Anthony Perkins) was a boy, his baseball-obsessed father (Karl Malden) has pushed the sport on him. Trying to live vicariously through his son, the elder Piersall makes Jimmy eat, sleep and breathe baseball with destructive determination. But once Jimmy achieves his father's goal and makes it to the major leagues, he begins to unravel. After Jimmy suffers a breakdown, it is unclear whether he will ever be able to play the sport again.

Cast: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Adam Williams, Perry Wilson, Peter Votrian, Dennis McMullen, Gail Land

Director: Robert Mulligan

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Tense, 1950s, Engaging, Father, Dark, Doctor, Sacrifice, Emotional, Pursuit, Fall, Son