Talent for the Game

Overview

Sammy Bodean is the newest, most promising recruit according to the advertisement of the California Angels--and has to prove it come game time. Following the team's sale to young business whiz Gil Lawrence (Terry Kinney), ex-player Virgil Sweet (Edward James Olmos) has to prove himself as the team's talent scout to keep his job. Via a car break-down near a small farm-town in Idaho, Virgil stumbles across young Sammy Bodean (Jeff Corbett) who performs mean pitching skills in a rural sandlot. After bringing Sammy ...
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Overview

Sammy Bodean is the newest, most promising recruit according to the advertisement of the California Angels--and has to prove it come game time. Following the team's sale to young business whiz Gil Lawrence (Terry Kinney), ex-player Virgil Sweet (Edward James Olmos) has to prove himself as the team's talent scout to keep his job. Via a car break-down near a small farm-town in Idaho, Virgil stumbles across young Sammy Bodean (Jeff Corbett) who performs mean pitching skills in a rural sandlot. After bringing Sammy to LA where he pitches out the team's best, owner Gil begins a massive media campaign in which he appears in a press conference and not only brags of the boy's talent but of his intention to feature him--without warm-up or orientation--in the big game the following week. Virgil, though promoted to assistant manager, is upset at Gil's exploitative measures to save the slagging Angels at the expense of Sammy. Game day arrives and the pressure is on to keep the other team swinging, which causes young Sammy to choke. Or not. Talent for the Game is an upbeat, all-American baseball story for the family, though it contains a touch of profanity.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 tvs; Dolby Digital- English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround ; French Stereo; English subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2003
  • UPC: 097360167740
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward James Olmos Virgil Sweet
Lorraine Bracco Bobbie Henderson
Jamey Sheridan Tim Weaver
Terry Kinney Gil Lawrence
Jeff Corbett Sammy Bodeen
Tom Bower Reverend Bodeen
Janet Carroll Rachel Bodeen
Felton Perry Fred
Tommy Ryan Paul
Mark David Badaska Coach
Caroline Barclay Blonde Secretary
Leslie Bevis Marla
Carole Ann Bobys Reporter
Dennis Boutsikaris Greg Rossi
Mike Brito Scout
Todd Cantamessa Lester
Frank Carrososa Fan
Frank Coleman "Angels" Baseball Player
Sean Collins Baseball Player
Todd Cruz Baseball Player
Fernando Cubillas Paramedic
John D'Aquisto Baseball Player
Danny Davidsmeier "Angels" Baseball Player
Jimmie Davis Jr. Baseball Trainer
Tammie Erickson Tractor Driver
Damon Farmar Baseball Player
Chuck Fick Baseball Player
Rick Garcia Reporter
Kathy Gecas Girl
Harold Gower Grandpa Seybolt
Karl Grey Dwayne Seybolt
Melinda A. Grieger Fan
Daniel Haro Burns
Bill Higham Bob Morgan
Victor Hithe Baseball Player
Jeffrey Howard William
Steven Jae Johnson Fan
Reina Elizabeth Jovel Hotel Housekeeper
James Keane Ray Coffey
Alan J. Krick Umpire
Tom La Grua Frank Cabo
Lee Lacy Baseball Player
Rudy Law Baseball Player
Phil Lombardi Baseball Player
Agata Lys
Allan Malamud Reporter
Mindy Marin
Paula McClure Reporter
Ken Medlock Scooter Eaton
Frank Mendoza "Angels" Baseball Player
Barry Moss "Angels" Baseball Player
James Guy O'Neel Paramedic
Steve Ontiveros Baseball Player
Phillip M. Pote Cal Murphey
Lenny Randle "Angels" Baseball Player
David Riley Toby Curry
Steve Robles Waiter
Patrick D. Rummerfield Mine Safety Officer
Byron Shantz Press Box Reporter
Steve Springer Baseball Player
Adam Stellmon Boy
Murphy Sua Dick Burtner
Tony Tarasco Baseball Player
Derrel Thomas "Angels" Baseball Player
Tamara Lynne Thompson Martha Jo Seybolt
Bobby Tolan "Angels" Baseball Player
Candy Trabucco Bobbie's Assistant
Dejon Watson Baseball Player
Kent Welborn Coach
D.E. Wells Bus Driver
Kathryn Wilde Office Woman
John Yajko Riggs
Zachary I. Young Rudy Coffey
Technical Credits
Robert M. Young Director
Keith Brian Burns Art Director
Curtis Clark Cinematographer
Arthur Coburn Editor
Thomas Michael Donnelly Screenwriter
Martin Elfand Producer
Larry Ferguson Screenwriter
David Himmelstein Screenwriter
Jeffrey Howard Production Designer
David Newman Score Composer
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Pierson Screenwriter
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
David Wisnievitz Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Mining for Prospects
2. Trouble in California
3. Middle of No Place
4. The Phenom
5. On the Road
6. Big League Tryout
7. A Gift from Heaven
8. A Sweet Deal
9. Second Thoughts
10. Rough First Inning
11. Dreams Come True
12. Post Game Wrap-Up
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Surround
         French
      Subtitles Options
         English
         None
   Scene Selections
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    This movie is great. I watched it when I was little and it is great.

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