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Director  Robert M. Young
Music director  David Newman
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Sport
Initial DVD release  March 4, 2003
Country  United States
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Release date  April 26, 1991
Writer  David Himmelstein, Thomas Michael Donnelly, Larry Ferguson
Cast  Edward James Olmos (Vergil Sweet), Lorraine Bracco (Bobbie), John E. Coleman (Angels Coach), Jeff Corbett (Sammy Bodeen), Jamey Sheridan (Tim Weaver), Terry Kinney (Gil Lawrence)
Similar movies  Southpaw, Million Dollar Baby, Creed, Real Steel, The Boy Next Door, Million Dollar Arm

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Talent for the Game is a 1991 film about a baseball scout, directed by Robert M. Young. It starred Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco, in her first film after Goodfellas, with Terry Kinney, Jamey Sheridan, and Jeff Corbett as co-stars.


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Scenes were filmed on the Palouse in the small town of Genesee, Idaho, between Lewiston and Moscow, and nearby Garfield, Washington. Other scenes were shot in northern Idaho at Kellogg.

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After a disappointing debut in a limited number of theaters in Florida, it went quickly to video.

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Plot summary

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Virgil Sweet (Olmos) is a veteran baseball scout for the California Angels. He is in danger of losing his life's work because the Angels' new owner, Gil Lawrence (Kinney), is unhappy with the farm system and threatening to eliminate the team's scouts.

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Virgil hasn't discovered a great young prospect for quite a while. One day, when the car that he and girlfriend Bobbie (Bracco), who also is employed by the team, are driving breaks down on a rural road, Virgil happens upon a country boy named Sammy Bodeen (Corbett) who has a pitching arm worthy of the major leagues.

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Greeted back in Anaheim with considerable skepticism, Virgil arranges a tryout for Sammy. The boy is wild at first and Virgil's great find appears to be a big joke. Once he calms down, however, Sammy proves to have everything it takes to make it big.

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Team management, desperate for a new star, immediately begins to overplay the arrival of Sammy with wildly overblown hype. A public-relations blitz promotes the boy as baseball's next great star, even though he has yet to throw a pitch in a big-league game. By the time Sammy takes the mound for his first Angels game, expectations are so high that he cannot possibly live up to them.

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He is roughed up by opponents in the first inning, humiliating the owner and making fans furious. But, gradually, with a surprise assist from Virgil on the field, Sammy settles down and begins to look like a star in the making.


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