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The Rookie (2002)

7 Ratings: 3.0
Drama movie directed by John Lee Hancock

Jim Morris, the real-life hero ofThe Rookie, has an inspirational story all but guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face. Happily, this G-rated Disney drama, based on Morris's published memoir of the same title, is suitable for an all-ages … see full wiki

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Director: John Lee Hancock
4 reviews about The Rookie (2002)
review by . January 02, 2010
Dennis Quaid is about to become, The Rookie...
Truly  compelling and honest emotional films are  really hard to come by these days mostly due to the fact that good old fashioned  family  values  and inspirational stories take a backseat to  dark and gritty crime dramas and murder mysteries. But John Lee Hancock's "The Rookie"  proves that  films like that are not  dead.         "The Rookie" is the inspiring and  heartwarming  true story of …
review by . July 17, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
I'm not much of a sports fan, and yet, quite a few of my favorite movies, interestingly enough, are sports movies. It was in watching Rookie that I realized why, as I listened to Jim Morris, played by Dennis Quaid, talk about his dreams. Sports movies are often less about sports and more about beating the odds to capture a dream held close to the heart. These are stories of hope, courage, determination, persistence, and a passion for doing what one is meant to do.     In line …
review by . February 28, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Jim Morris didn't win the World Series. He doesn't hold any great records in Major League Baseball. He won't make it to Cooperstown. What he did do, and this is the most important thing, is take a second chance on a dream.    "The Rookie" tells the story of Morris growing up as a military brat, being dragged across the country wherever it needed his father to be. His dream was to pitch in the big leagues, but injuries, and perhaps a little bad luck, cut his career in the majors …
review by . June 01, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: cute, Dennis Quaid     Cons: cheesy beyond belief (and more)     The Bottom Line: I am drooling on the bottom line after seeing Dennis Quaid in a baseball uniform.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. Since we were all feeling under the weather, my family decided to watch The Rookie, which my mom had taped from HBO. As we are all baseball fans, we looked forward to this family film that had …
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