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Still shot from the movie: The Rookie.

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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Jimmy Morris had a dream to be a major league baseball pitcher. What did he do to work toward that goal? What do you want to achieve and how can you do it? Are all goals attainable?

Because of his father’s career, Jimmy and his family moved a lot. Do you think that contributed to the tension between Jimmy and his father? What things could they have done differently? How can families work together to make moving less stressful for everyone?

What impact can a teacher/coach have in the lives of students? What changes does Jimmy motivate in his baseball team?

You can read articles about the real life Jimmy Morris on this site.

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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