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Talent for the Game
Talent for the Game
Actors: Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jeff Corbett, Jamey Sheridan, Terry Kinney
Genres: Drama, Sports
PG     2003     1hr 31min

Major league baseball scout virgil sweet lives for the coming of spring - the scent of fresh cut grass fastballs the umpires play ball. But this spring virgils career is threatened when the teams new owner decides to elimi...  more »


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Actors: Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jeff Corbett, Jamey Sheridan, Terry Kinney
Genres: Drama, Sports
Sub-Genres: Drama, Baseball
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/04/2003
Original Release Date: 04/26/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 04/26/1991
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 8/31/2013...
Whether you have ever been a baseball fan or not this one will move you! It is all about the great American game of baseball and how having a talent will make you great! Everybody has something they excel in and the "kid" in Talent for the Game has an amazing talent he needs to share with the world. Edward James Almos is always excellent as an actor and this time he hits it out of the park himself! Some of the story line is lacking but overall this movie is inspiring and you will be cheering for the rookie to succeed!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Robert M. from DURAND, IL
Reviewed on 2/19/2013...
great actor. enjoyed very much.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

?A Talent for the Game? is a movie about overcoming the odds
Erren Geraud Kelly | 01/14/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Although the story is light on originality, this is a great family movie about a small town boy getting his break in the big city. The movie boasts big acting talent with Edward James Olmos ("Stand and Deliver") and Lorraine Bracco (nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Goodfellas"). The first half of the film is filled with wonderful cinematography of the beautiful landscapes of northern Idaho where Virgil Sweet (Olmos), a major league scout, finds the next pitching phenom, Sammy Bodeen (Jeff Corbett). Sweet just has to convince the town's stubborn preacher to let his son, Bodeen, go fulfill his dream of becoming a baseball star. Things unfortunately do not go as planned when the team owner tries to exploit Bodeen. Almost overcome by the high expectations placed on him, Bodeen finds success through the help (and trickery) of Sweet. "A Talent for the Game" is a movie about overcoming the odds, and leaves you feeling great!"
Its not heaven, just idaho...
Erren Geraud Kelly | 11/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"a very good, very underrated movie about a pitching scout, who help a young pitching ace realize his dream of making the big leagues.the casting is wonderful.a loving ode to baseball. get it !"
Good baseball Flick
Lynn F. Kile II | Alaska | 04/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is about a baseball scout who finds a player at the last minute just before he is released by the new owner of the team. It sets in play an excellent story line and viewers get to see another side of the game. Excellent video."