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In this hilarious fantasy for baseball lovers, ALBERT BROOKS stars as a desperate Yankee scout who'll do anything to sign a new prospect. Banished to Mexico to search for talent, he discovers the greatest young ball player (BRENDAN FRASER) he's ever seen. But once he gets him back home, he finds this new recruit has a few unexpected problems that may just jepardize both their jobs. DIANNE WIEST, LANE SMITH and TONY BENNETT co-star along with some of baseball's most popular players.


Studio Tcfhe/anchor Bay/starz
SKU 225575393
UPC 013132436296
UPC 14 00013132436296
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 1434
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Editors Note
Note Director Michael Ritchie, famous for his contribution to the sports comedy genre with THE BAD NEWS BEARS, turns his attention to the world of professional baseball with this lighthearted romp. While in Mexico, Al Percolo (Albert Brooks), a down-on-his-luck talent scout, discovers Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser), a dream-come-true baseball pitcher. Percolo quickly signs Nebraska to a multimillion-dollar deal with the New York Yankees, but the truth about Nebraska quickly comes to light. As talented a pitcher as Nebraska may be, with his 109 MPH fastball and ambidextrous skills, his childlike temper and suspicious past keep him from reaching his true potential. They also prevent him from passing the psychological evaluation, to the dismay of Percolo. Striking a deal with a grudging doctor, Nebraska is eventually cleared to play, but his fear of failure and inability to perform under pressure threaten to ruin his chances at a professional career.^As the aging scout, Brooks delivers another memorable performance. He is matched by Fraser, whose immature Nebraska forms a deeply emotional attachment to his discoverer in a sensitive, yet humorous, way. With THE SCOUT, Ritchie proves once again that he is one of Hollywood's most multidimensional directors.
Plot Summary
Summary An out-of-favor scout for the New York Yankees is sent to rural Mexico to review the local talent. He discovers a great pitcher with only a few psychological problems...
Entertainment Weekly "...Brooks is at the top of his game....[Ritchie's] slyest satirical touch..." -- Rating: B 01/20/1995 p.78
Michael Ritchie
Brendan Fraser
Albert Brooks
Cast & Crew
Brendan Fraser - Star
Dianne Wiest - Star
Ron Wilson - Star
Albert Brooks - Star
Michael Ritchie - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1994
UPC 00013132436296
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 105 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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