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- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 1, 2003
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Surround - English
- Dolby Surround - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Tom Selleck & Dennis Haysbert|
|Performer:||Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Toshizo Fujiwara, Art LaFleur, Greg Goossen, Scott Plank, Michael Papajohn, Michael McGrady & Larry Pennell|
|Directed by||Fred Schepisi|
|Edited by||Peter Honess|
|Screenplay by||Gary Ross, Kevin Wade & Monte Merrick|
|Composition by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Produced by||Doug Claybourne, Robert Newmyer & Fred Schepisi|
|Director of Photography:||Ian Baker|
As a movie star, Selleck steps up to the plate again and again, swings and misses. Mr. Baseball could be his clumsiest strikeout yet. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- Stupid comedy that's insulting to both Baseball and the Japanese.
...The final face-off satisfies like a cold stadium brew....
Rating: 1/5 -- So, that's what happened to Mr. Selleck's career!
Rating: 3/4 -- Why did I like it? Maybe because style is as important as story in a movie like this, and Mr. Baseball is not without a certain flair. Full Review
Rating: 1/5 -- Screamingly unfunny baseball tripe.
Rating: 3/5 -- If Mr Baseball were a Major League team, it would be the Chicago Cubs; friendly, occasionally successful, but never likely to amount to much more than a .500 season. Full Review
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.
Romance | Self-Discovery | Personal Triumph | Orient | Theatrical Release | Japan | Baseball Players
- 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).
- Copyright 1992 Universal City Studios, Inc.
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