The Rookie (Full Screen)
Synopsis: "The Rookie" is based on a true story about a coach who discovers that it's never too late to try and make your dreams 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. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to the state championship for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field - until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98mph fastballs. Is it possible that he could begin a career as a major league at an age when most players are thinking of retiring?
Special Features
  • Audio Commentary by Dennis Quaid and John Lee Hancock
  • Deleted Scenes Introduced by John Lee Hancock
  • "The Inspirational Story of Jim Morris" - Meet the Real Rookie
  • Spring Training: Tips from the Pros
Actors Angus T. Jones, Beth Grant, Brian Cox, Dennis Quaid, Jay Hernandez, Rachel Griffiths
Director John Lee Hancock
Where Purchased Best Buy
Purchase Price $19.99
Purchase Date 9/11/2002
Suggested Retail Price $29.99
Release Date 8/27/2002
Year 2002
Category Drama, Sports, Biopics, Baseball User Rating 7.5
MPAA Rating G
Studio Buena Vista
Run Time 128 Minutes
Color/BW Color
Closed Caption Yes
Language English, Franšais
Subtitles Espa˝ol
THX Certified N/A
Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Production Notes No
Video Features Pan and Scan
Title Released YES
Box Set/Special Edition No
Regionally Coded (Region 1)

Jim and Janis Bradbury's Digital Video Disk (DVD) Collection