Talent for the Game (1991)

PG   |    |  Drama, Sport


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Virgil Sweet is on the verge of losing his job as a talent scout with the California Angels when he discovers Sammy Bodeen, a country boy with no pro ball experience, but with a pitching ... See full summary »


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  • Lorraine Bracco and Edward James Olmos in Talent for the Game (1991)
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  • Lorraine Bracco, Edward James Olmos, and Jeff Corbett in Talent for the Game (1991)

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28 December 2004 | cc06
9
| Better than people give it credit for...
This movie is really low key throughout, slow with interesting characters (with the exception of the billionaire owner). Olmos steals the show as the scout, and Bracco is just wonderful as his significant other.

I found the movie compelling and captivating, more about character development than plot, and subtly and richly portrayed by the two most important members of the cast, Olmos and Bracco.

The climactic game and the ending are a bit disappointing, but still this movie ranks among my favorite sports films. One thing that really helps the movie is that Corbett has a believable motion and throws reasonably hard. The baseball scenes are pretty good. in large part because some of them were shot at actual big-league games and spliced in. That's better than having bad actors trying to play ball, I think.

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