• The Rookie (2002)

The Rookie

Release Date: March 29th, 2002

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2002

G |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

A true story about a coach who discovers that it's never too late for dreams to come true. Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Angus T. Jones, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Chad Lindberg

Director: John Lee Hancock

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 98 MPH Productions, Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Marriage , 2000s , House , Inspiring , Wife , Emotional , Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    The Rookie may be pushing buttons, but at least they're the right buttons. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Quaid has long been a reliably likable actor, but this time he pitches a perfect performance -- no frills, no tricks, not a single false note -- in a film that's true to its stirring subject, and to the sweetest traditions of the game.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's hard not to get caught up in this improbable but true follow-your-dream tale. show more

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