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The Scout
The Scout
Actors: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Anne Twomey, Lane Smith
Director: Michael Ritchie
Genres: Comedy, Sports
PG-13     2001     1hr 41min

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...  more »


Movie Details

Actors: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Anne Twomey, Lane Smith
Director: Michael Ritchie
Genres: Comedy, Sports
Sub-Genres: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Baseball
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1994
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Brooks hits a home run!
Larry C | New Jersey United States | 07/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film was better than I expected. When I saw Albert Brooks in it I expected to see his usual self absorbed, neurotic, west coast Woddy Allen trip. No so. When I looked at the credits I noticed that for the first time (in recent memory) Brooks didn't write, direct, produce, in short forgo his usual Jerry Lewis routine of running the whole show. And in doing so he (excuse the pun here) hit's a home run! He's just great as baseball scout Al Percole who after failing to bring a winner to the Yankees is relegated to the Chili circuit as "punishment" from the Yankee general manager played wonderfully by Lane Smith. But instead of coming up with heartburn from eating the very questionable food (we see people down there chewing on animal legs at games) he discovers Steve Nebraska the greatest ball player since Babe Ruth played oustandingly by Brendan Fraser. Fraser matches Brooks laugh for laugh and in doing so the two make this a very entertaining movie. Not an easy thing to do considering there is not one love interest in either man's life. The movie rests squarely on the "buddy" formula which works very well here. In fact it's more of a father son relationship instead of a bonding buddy movie. So if you like quirky comedy's with the added benefit of a sports theme you're sure to like this one. So run out and better make that buy The Scout. I'm sure you're going to want to "catch" this one again and again!"