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Encyclopedia > The Rookie (2002 movie)
Promotional poster for The Rookie
Promotional poster for The Rookie

The Rookie is a 2002 drama film, directed by John Lee Hancock. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief but famous major league baseball career. Morris also has a cameo in the film as an umpire in one of the games. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (472x723, 32 KB)Promotional poster for The Rookie, deemed fair use. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (472x723, 32 KB)Promotional poster for The Rookie, deemed fair use. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A drama is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development and interaction. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Jimmy Morris James Jimmy Samuel Morris (b. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ...

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Plot

When Jimmy Morris (played by Dennis Quaid) injured his shoulder and put an end to his minor league baseball career as a pitcher twelve years ago, he turned to coaching. His current high school team are struggling, and when he attempts to enourage them, they make a deal; if they reach the play offs, he has to try out for the majors. Dennis Quaid Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and generally play in smaller cities and towns than Major League Baseball. ...


The team starts to perform well, and they make the play offs, forcing Jimmy to meet his end of the bargain.


Tagline: It's never too late to believe in your dreams.


Main cast

Dennis Quaid Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. ... Rachel Griffiths Rachel Griffiths (born June 4, 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a film and television actress. ... Jay Hernandez Jay Hernandez (born February 20, 1978 in Montebello, California, USA) is a Mexican-American actor. ... Brian Cox as Henry II in The Devils Crown. ... Rick Gonzalez (born June 30, 1979 in New York City) is an actor of Puerto Rican-Dominican descent. ...

See also

This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ...

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EI > Reviews > The Rookie (2002) (477 words)
It is a real baseball movie in the vein of "Bull Durham" which next to "Bang The Drum Slowly" is one of the best sports films ever made.
"The Rookie" is not nearly as good as those films, but adequately and cleanly captures the feeling of the game, the smells, the sounds, the hard work, and some of the magic.
In "The Rookie," she makes a believable Texas woman; she even manages to look the part--tough and wiry.
AboutFilm.com - The Rookie (2002) (792 words)
The Rookie is the true story of lefty pitcher Jim Morris, whose tale is well-known in baseball circles.
The Rookie shows all of this, patiently and with considerable charm, without ever browbeating you with broad, hackneyed writing or visual/musical cues designed to drive home the fact that this is all incredibly amazing.
The Rookie is a treat for the whole family, and you don't even have to love baseball to enjoy it.
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