PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.
Larry Pernell, who was best known for playing Dash Riprock on the "Beverly Hillbillies", was a former professional baseball player for the Boston Braves Organization, now Atlanta, for 8 years. He hit .282 with 63 home runs in his 4 seasons of play with organization. He did not play during the 1950-1953 seasons due to his service during the Korean War.
Big hit, happy body!
In the locker room when "The Chief" (Uchiyama) is fining Jack for disrespect of equipment, Jack hands him an additional 10,000 Yen. The Chief asks in Japanese (and Yoji translates into English) "What is the second one for?" Jack replies, "That's for the next time." Yoji doesn't translate Jacks answer into Japanese, yet The Chief asks (again, in Japanese and Yoji translates) "He wonders when the next time will be." He inadvertently reveals that he understands/speaks English, long before when he reveals it at the grandparents' home.
$5,240,375 4 October 1992
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