Rookie of the YearDirector: Daniel Stern
Rookie of the Year is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans.
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- 20th Century Fox
Cast & Crew
|Gary Busey||Chet Steadman|
|Thomas Ian Nicholas||Henry Rowengartner|
|Amy Morton||Mary Rowengartner|
|Dan Hedaya||Larry "Fish" Fisher|
|Bruce Altman||Jack Bradfield|
|Eddie Bracken||Bob Carson|
|Daniel Stern||Phil Brickman|
|Robert Hy Gorman||Clark|
|Tyler Ann Carroll||Edith|
|James "Ike" Eichling||Little League Coach|
|James Andelin||Wizard of Wrigley|
|Andrew Mark Berman||Ernie|
|Sam Sanders||Fern Cubs Short Stop|
|W. Earl Brown||Frick Bullpen Cathcher|
|Mike Bacarella||Bleacher Bum|
|Ken Earl||Pepsi Executive|
|Robert Harper||Confused Teacher|
|Dan Conway||Press Conference Reporter|
|Christopher Howe||Airport Reporter|
|John Candy||Announcer (uncredited)|
|Neil Flynn||Okie Cubs' 1st Base|
|Bill Arnold||Art Director|
|Barry Berg||Production Designer|
|Les Bloom||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jack Brodsky||Executive Producer|
|Henry Bronchtein||Asst. Director|
|Bill Conti||Score Composer|
|Jack N. Green||Cinematographer|
|Jay Hurley||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Steven Jordan||Production Designer|
|Irby Smith||Executive Producer|
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This comical farce is so far fetched that everyone just sits back and enjoys it. Henry just steals the show with his exhuberance and charm. The characterizations of a young boy thrown into the fun and greed of big league baseball is well done. KUDO's
This film came out when I was in high school. I recently caught it on Cinemax and the next day I got the DVD! The plot is similar to a lot of children films, but Rookie of the Year is one of the most entertaining movies of its time. It didn't get much publicity even though it was full of stars like John Candy ( in one of his best last roles ) and Daniel Stern who also directed. Thomas Ian Nicholas was wonderful as well. He was believeable as Henry and he kept the story rolling nonstop. There are a couple of snoozing scenes that become tedious ( mainly the ones with Gary Busey ). This is a great film to luck up on. And it's even better when you realize you liked it.
I love this movie because it fulfills the lifelong dream of all baseball fans on the North Side of Chicago. Great family entertainment.
This was one of the best movies I ever seenn along with The Sandlot.
How believable is this movie suppose to be? Ok so kid breaks his arm and like presto change-o he can throw 100 mph? I'm surprised kids aren't throwing themselves off buildings to get more break on their curveball. Plus aren't there like child labor laws or something that they have to deal with? And what was this mom thinking leaving Gary Busey in charge of her child? I mean seriously. Other than that it was an awesome and well worth the hour and half of my time. John Candy does impressive job as overweight sportscaster what a stretch.
okay so im a girl and i use to play softball sorta like baseball infact baseball was my favorite sport movies like Rookie of the year has baseball parts in it its a pretty cool movie even if your a baseball fan and the boy who played Henery was so cute !!!! like i said if you like baseball then this is the movie for you! trust me! i love baseball!
My boys, 8 & 12 yrs old loved this movie