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The Rookie (Bilingual)
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From the studio that brought you REMEMBER THE TITANS comes an inspirational film based on a true story. Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid), father, teacher, and high school coach, thought his dream was over. He'd had his shot playing baseball, blew out his shoulder, and retired without ever making it to the big leagues. Then, in 1999, Coach Morris made a fateful bet with his perpetually losing team. If they won the district championship, Morris -- who threw a 98 mph fastball -- would try out for the majors. The team went from worst to first, and Jim, living up to his end of the bargain, threw caution to the wind and was on the road to becoming the oldest rookie in the major leagues. This heartfelt, uplifting story about not giving up on your dreams is a remarkable and affecting story that will have everyone cheering.
Les studios Walt Disney ne sont pas seulement les plus gros fournisseurs mondiaux de dessins animés ; ils produisent aussi régulièrement des longs-métrages de fiction destinés à un public familial. The Rookie (La Recrue en version française), réalisé par John Lee Hancock et mettant en vedette Dennis Quaid, appartient à cette catégorie.
Même si Jim Morris, la quarantaine bien tassée, a dû abandonner le baseball dans sa jeunesse à la suite dune blessure, sa passion pour le sport est restée intacte. Ainsi, lorsque léquipe damateurs quil entraîne le met au défi de tenter sa chance dans les ligues majeures, cest son rêve denfant quil fera revivre, avec courage et détermination, tout en défiant les nombreux avis contraires.
Inspiré dun fait réel, The Rookie joue avec des ressorts dramatiques éprouvés maintes fois mais efficaces. De beaux sentiments habitent les personnages brossés à gros traits, et les valeurs traditionnelles de lAmérique sont assénées avec la délicatesse dun marteau piqueur, sans que le film ne perde ses qualités de divertissement grand public. Cest le rêve américain à la sauce Disney, forcément faite pour plaire à tout le monde. --Helen FaradjiSee all Product Description
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However, when he starts pitching batting practice for his team, he somehow has the ability to throw in the mid to upper 90 mile per hour range. He has no idea, of course that the pitches are so fast. He tells the kids that they are not really that fast and that it just seems faster. The players on the team get used to batting practice against major league fastballs and as a result are able to hit high school pitching easily.
Success has not come easily to this bunch, and after a particularly tough loss, he rallies the team to tell them they can do whatever they want if they only dare to dream. They respond that he should do the same--that he should try out for a major league team. He makes a deal with them. If they win the district championship, he will find an open tryout with some team and show what he can do. They win, of course, and he goes for the tryout. This starts a chain of events which eventually leads him to a pitcher's mound in Arlington, Tx and a major league game against the Rangers.
What makes the movie so great is the warmth of the characters and the story. The story is wonderful, especially because it's basically 100% true. But Dennis Quaid is great as Jim Morris. He is believable as a small town teacher who realizes just how lucky he is.Read more ›
Without spoiling the outcome, I'll say that this story is challenging to anyone who has an unfulfilled dream, no matter how old he/she is. Jim Morris was a fantastic role model for his own children, but for all of us who are willing to try again. We enjoyed this movie very much, and we recommend it for family viewing.
baseball coach(Dennis Quaid),who was once on his way to the big leagues
as a pitcher,but suffered a career ending injury.but through series of
events,Jimmy Morris(Quaid)gets a second chance.you can probably guess
the rest.this is a great family film.it is inspirational,but doesn't
pour it on too thick.it's fun and entertaining.adults will enjoy this
movie as well as kids.it is based upon a true story,though i'm sure the
filmmakers took some liberties in telling the story.Quaid is
sensational as the title character,very convincing.if you're looking
for a film the whole family can enjoy,look no further. 4.5/5
The plot of the movie is simple. A high school teacher accepts the challenge from his baseball team to try out for the big leagues if they win the district championship. They do, and he does.
What makes this story so great is that it really happened, and what makes this DVD so great is that in addition to a great movie it provides you with a short documentary on the real Jim Morris who relives the day he became a big league pitcher. Also, the screen writer gives you some context about the high school baseball team, revealing that the real reason they were able to win district is that their coach was pitching to them, which means they were essentially practicing against major league pitching and then competing against high school pitching. They scored 30 runs in a couple of games, but the writers left that out of the film thinking the viewers wouldn't believe it. For anybody who likes to believe in second chances this film is a true inspiration.
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A former pitcher who is a high school baseball coach goes to an open try-out and aspires to get to the Major Leagues. Fun.Published 8 months ago by ellison
I received the product, but the whole 'get it within the next 48 hours using Prime' was a bogus as one could endure. Days turned into well over a week and some. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2014 by D.W.
A classic Disney Baseball movie. A must have in any movie collection! Great cast and good for the kids because it shows to never stop fighting for your dreams.Published on Jan. 16 2013 by Carl Binet
The Rookie is mone of the best movies ive seen for a while.I would recommend it to a good evening with your familyPublished on March 16 2010 by Leonard Wickens
not all of disney's movies have been great, in my opinion, but this one is an exception. The true story of a man who loves baseball,but gets busy with the usual life and family. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2009 by Liz. C
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