New York Times - 10/02/1992
"...A light and sometimes ruefully funny comedy....[Selleck gives an] enjoyable performance..."
USA Today - 10/02/1992
"...The final face-off satisfies like a cold stadium brew...."
In the twilight of his glory days, Jack is no longer hitting them like he used to and finds himself traded to Japan. He manages to alienate everyone on the team including the manager, without improving his batting average. But with the love of a Japanese girl and a newfound respect for Japanese culture, Jack finds a way to win.
After being bounced out of the majors, Jack Elliot heads to Japan to play pro baseball. He finds a very different game and culture across the Pacific. Elliot strikes up a relationship with his boss' daughter. At first, he tries to bully his teammates and the club owners, but he comes to accept and respect his new home.
Baseball Players |
Personal Triumph |
Shot in DeLuxe color and Panavision.
This film was produced in association with Pacific Artists and Dentsu.
White Sox first baseman Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas has a cameo as Elliot's replacement. Additional cast members included Mak Takano (Shinji Igarashi); Kenji Morinaga (Hiroshi Kurosawa); Joh Nishimura (Tomohiko Ohmae); Norihide Goto (Issei Itoi) and Kensuke Toita (Akito Yagi).