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|Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales Legends - Casey at the Bat|
Actors: Elliott Gould, Carol Kane, Howard Cosell, Bob Uecker, Bill Macy
Director: David Steinberg
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Sports, Musicals & Performing Arts
It?s the summer of 1888, and Casey Frank (Elliott Gould) is a down-on-his-luck baseball player on the league?s losingest team, the Mudville Hogs. Hard work, determination and a little bit of magic turn Casey into the game?... more »
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"This Tall Tales and Legends episode is nearly impossible to dislike. It is a typically humorous and at times very clever retelling of Ernest Thayer Jr.'s classic poem. The problem is there is too much plot, especially for a production aimed primarily at children. Subplots about corporate greed and industrialization may flesh out the story but at the same time removes much of its charm. Nevertheless, there is much to enjoy in Elliott Gould's understated (is he ever anything else) performance as Casey and Carol Kane as his sympathetic girlfriend. Hamilton Camp and Rae Dawn Chong (yes, this was the 80s!) add some deliciously devious flavor as well, while Howard Cosell is a hoot as the narrator. Fans of the poem will find it basically intact (the actual events of the poem occur in the last ten minutes), but may be less than thrilled with wading through all the filler surrounding it. It has its moments though."