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The Rookie

Jimmy Morris (Dennis Quaid) put away his childhood ambitions of playing baseball a long time ago. Now, a lost bet with his students finds the high school teacher/coach's trying out for a professional team --and proving you're never too old to chase your dreams. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 28 Mar 2002
Video Release: 26 Aug 2002
MPAA Rating: G
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Dreams of playing baseball are central themes in A League of Their Own and The Sandlot. For other stories of inspiring teachers, check out Mr. Holland’s Opus or To Sir With Love.

Home Video Extra Features

The DVD release of The Rookie hits the home mark with a grand slam of bonus materials.

Director John Lee Hancock and actor Dennis Quaid provide a commentary. The featurette, The Inspirational Story of Jim Morris, gives fans an opportunity to meet the real rookie, and Spring Training offers budding ball players some tips from the pros. There are also some deleted scenes, which are introduced by the director. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French, with Spanish subtitles.

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