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Rookie Of The Year (1993)

data di revisione 02/21/2020
Roxine Lofthus

Rookie of the Year is a great and fun film for anyone who loves Baseall, or even those who don't. Most people may say that this movie is for young children, but I believe that even adults can enjoy Rookie of the Year. It has a great plot with a lot of comedy. My favorite character is Brickma, who is played by Daniel Stern. He is a goofy guy who cracks jokes the entire movie. I think that everyone should see Rookie of the Year at sometime in their life, even if they are not a baseball fan. It is a good pick-me-up movie for when you are feeling sad. This movie can definitely be watched over and over again. A great movie for all types of people
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... or Gary Busey or the Cubs or twelve year old kids this thing is probably not for you. Otherwise I found some really good laughs in it. The story was appealingly filmed and professionally cut and so on. My point is that most Europeans don't have a clue about the game and it is quite important for the story. (For how long will this go on? - Well it's the third inning and they play at least eight. - God help me!) It is great to see how the boy is brought up by his mother to be nice to people and show them respect and how the really manly men repay the favor. All in all I give it a ten because it achieves what it aims for. Do watch it. If you can tell a sinker from a curve ball that is.
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Bergstein Macgregor

I love sports movies and especially ones with nice characters, especially nice kids, ones that set good examples for others. So, call me old-fashioned or whatever else you want, but this film was stupid. Maybe if you're kid, you wouldn't think so, but adults - stay away.

As for kids, I found way too many "OMGs" in this film, both by the mother and the 12-year- old kid (played by Thomas Ian Nicholas). This was actor Daniel Stern's directorial debut and he promised publicly to make "safe family films." That's great, but this isn't a great start. "Oh my gosh," said by the kid would have but a better and smarter example to set to other kids than the other blasphemes. We also see early '90s Hollywood "fad" of having a mother literally punch out her boyfriend. That's "safe family fare?" I am tired of Hollywood's PC-feminist baloney of showing women acting tough like Mike Tyson. It just ain't so.

The one good part in this film was the role played by Gary Busey. At least he played someone who was a good role model.
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Weiman Salsman

I thought it was a fantastically funny movie. I laughed so hard at time-it was a blast! I really enjoyed the idea of the movie. I had never picked up on such an idea as a young boy making it to the majors.. I imagine that it is an idea that many major leaguers had thought about before the movie was made. Is it why the Cubbies hardly ever make to the Series?? -because they got a soft spot for their fans? Anyway, the movie is a lot of fun. There isn't a whole lot you can do with such an idea, although I think it was done very well.

I especially enjoyed how fast he made it to the majors. It was just like that. Wow what an arm.

I liked the way the child actor portraying the youngster who made the Cubs-the way he was so innocent in such a stressful position-it just added to the laughs.

Overall, I think that it was a well done flick and if you want some fun and something to think about.. then this is the movie for you!
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Sadira Borgers

This is a pretty funny comedy here for anyone's family to watch. You can also tell that Marv from Home Alone and Home Alone 2 is in this. Also at first I thought that Ernie Banks aka Mr. Cub was in this movie, but it was someone else that looked like him. One very funny part of this movie is when Henry's arm is fully healed and the joint in his arm was healed tightly he smacks the doctor in the face and the doctor shouted out, " Funky butt lover." XD. We also see lots of the scenes of this actually at Wrigley Field and that was all very cool. This movie is definitely recommended for families who enjoy good family comedies. 8 out of ten for this.
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Really loved the movie when i watched it, I was 14 then. Maybe, 2 or 3 times then and I liked both the fun side and the inspirational side of the movie. That was the first time I came to know about baseball through this movie.

Its all about a boy Henry who accidentally can ball fast after having and accident! And, no wonder he becomes famous. The movie gets along with the incidents happening with Henry.

Not so fast in pace, but I am sure, it wont bore you at all. You will love the events in the movie. And Thomas Ian Nicholas(Henry) really did good job in acting also did the director Daniel Stern. I am being a nostalgic about this movie. After so many years of watching the movie I still remember most of the story. No doubt its a kids movie, still adults can give a try with their kids!
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Sure, this movie is geared towards the younger generation, but I think that anybody can enjoy it, especially if you are a baseball fan. I don't know why people have criticized Rookie of the Year so much for being unrealistic. Duh! It's supposed to be fictional! What young kid hasn't dreamed of being a star player on a favorite pro sports team, and what Chicago Cubs fan hasn't wanted their team to go all the way? (Personally, I'm a Cleveland Indians fan, so I think you get my point.)

Yes, Daniel Stern puts in an embarrassing role as a clumsy pitching coach (now, fantasies aside, this clown wouldn't last 10 seconds as a major league coach!), and Thomas Ian Nicholas is OK in the title role but comes off as pretty annoying most of the time. I will say that Gary Busey was very good in this film as the veteran pitcher/father figure. A decent, passable sports flick.
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Nicolais Mairot

OK, it's not the Wizard of Oz, but this is a fun film. Henry (I'm not even going to *TRY* to spell the last name) lives every boy's dream - playing major league baseball. In some ways, though, the *WAY* he played was what made the film. At no point did he become a 30 year old in a 12 yr old body... he behaved like a 12 year old on the field, having the fun that a kid would have. In some ways, this is the dream of the adults - to play the game like a kid again. I think that's what makes this film work. Thomas Nicholas was absolutely believable as the 12 yr old with the fast arm. Daniel Stern did an excellent job of directing this, keeping the fun in the film as well as the game. Watch Robert Gorman as Henry's friend; he's the loyal friend every kid wants. Stereotypes? You betch'um Red Ryder. Doesn't matter, they work in this context. Recommended; I gave it an 8.
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Hagar Geet

See Thomas Ian Nicholas in a film before forever becoming known as a pervert in American Pie. As a kids movie, this movie hits a homerun. Consider many of the aspects: a goofy central character, a bad to good storyline, and supporting members who seem rather believable in their traits and actions (except for Daniel Stern of course).

Sure, younger kids will get a hoot out of this film, but older folks might as well keep away.
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Izzy Weissgerber

Rookie of the Year is just about as genial as a baseball movie of the nineties can be before it becomes a tad too grating for my personal tastes. The film dances on a line between being too concerned with ridiculous humor and too fixated on creating a sentimental environment that, between those two things, has difficultly really making one enjoy the fun of the baseball game at hand.

The film stars Thomas Ian Nicholas as the ambitious youngster Henry Rowengartner, a twelve-year-old Little League player with dreams of playing in the major leagues for his favorite team, the Chicago Cubs. His dream is often mocked by his friends and classmates, as Henry isn't a very good player and has quite a clumsy aura about him. In an attempt to catch a ball thrown by one of the school's bullies, Henry slips on another ball lying on the ground and breaks his arm, having to wrap it in a thick and relatively debilitating cast. When the arm finally heals, the doctor removes the cast to reveal that Henry's tendons have healed very tightly, with Henry able to cock his arm back and fire a ball with incomparable force.

His talents are shown throwing a foul ball back to home plate from the stands at a Chicago Cubs game, prompting the Cubs to contract the youngest player in MLB history as the team's starting pitcher. Henry couldn't be happier, but earns some justified opposition and hesitance from the team's aging pitcher Chet "Rocket" Steadman (Busey), one of Henry's idols. Despite his good-nature and kind spirits, Henry's presence has the ability to ruffle feathers and occasionally upset his teammates, and also makes him the target for his mother's greedy boyfriend Jack (Bruce Altman), who looks to take advantage of him and his abilities.

Rookie of the Year inevitably suffers comparison to Little Big League, another nineties baseball film that was more-or-less eclipsed by the success and familiarity of this film just a year later. While Little Big League did a fine job at illustrating what could potentially happen if an eleven-year-old was left to his own wits to manage a Major League Baseball team he inherited, Rookie of the Year deals with an equally unlikely story in a less interesting manner. Despite all efforts by director Daniel Stern (famous for his role as one of the burglars in both Home Alone films among many other comedies) and writer Sam Harper, Rookie of the Year only manages to be a fair and humbly likable picture, light on its humor elements with more emphasis placed on redundant, and occasionally crude, gags.

The nineties was already a time where baseball films were a dime a dozen, with films being made for children and adults alike. I'm holding Rookie of the Year to the works of the era, like A League of Their Own, Little Big League, and, everybody's favorite, The Sandlot. The film's funniest scenes come from the uncredited John Candy, who plays the Cubs announcer always eager to bet against them. With all of this in mind, Rookie of the Year is harmless and cheery, like its protagonist, always bearing a good heart and a clear mind, but admittedly, pretty forgettable.

Starring: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Dan Hedaya, Bruce Altman, Daniel Stern, and John Candy. Directed by: Daniel Stern.
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Hilaria Stubenrauch
I saw this movie in the theaters when I was 11. I begged my father to take me to see the movie... Awww man, do I regret ever wasting my time and my fathers time watching this garbage of a movie. You would think that as an 11 year-old this movie would be entertaining, but it was far from that. I kept yawning throughout the movie. Not even worth renting it. By far the worst baseball movie I have ever seen. Just a stupid, pointless movie.
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At first i thought that the fim was going to be rubbish but then i found that thomas ian nicholson so i thought that id watch it ! and i found out that it was very good ! I found it quite funny as well ! That is why i rated it 9/10 !! Thomas Ian Nicholson is such a good actor ! This flim i could watch time and time again as it is so good ! Thomas Ian Scott should do a Rookie of the year 2 where he is the worlds famous baseball player and he has a wife n kids but there is a crisis where his arm breaks and he is not allowed to play ever again !But they try and find something to make him play and at the end he finds something and he gets a big cheer when he plays again The End ! Dgibson !
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Ataliah Bachmeier

Thomas Ian Nicholas as Henry Rowengartner was brilliant. John Candy as the Anoucer was excellent. Whats Hilarius is that he name calling that other baseball player to make fun of him because Henry Rowengartener wants to win. Thats funny when Daniel Sterns is stuck in the closet door. This story is about a 12 year old kid named Henry Rowengartener a famous baseball so he joins with the Cubs just that he is good with his arm to play baseball but then his arm can not throw with a baseball anymore then he try to win just then he was a winner. Just then by the first time a very hard player at baseball beats all the time but in the end of the movie he lost. This movie is wonderful you will like this movie and so does your family.

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