Talent for the Game Poster

Release Date: April 26th, 1991

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Baseball scout Virgil (Edward James Olmos) is under threat of losing his job with the Angels, especially with tough new owner, Gil (Terry Kinney), on board. Then Virgil and his girlfriend, Bobbie (Lorraine Bracco), have a car breakdown in small-town Idaho. By chance, Virgil discovers young pitcher Sammy (Jeff Corbett), and believes he could be the next big thing in baseball. Gil decides to build up a media frenzy around the farm boy's pro debut, and Virgil begins to worry that Sammy will choke.

Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jamey Sheridan, Terry Kinney, Jeff Corbett, Tom Bower, Janet Carroll, Felton Perry

Director: Robert Young

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Girlfriend, Inspiring, Underdog, Transformation, Emotional