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Rookie of the Year [DVD] [Widescreen; Sensormatic]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Filmed in Chicago, Illinois, in DeLuxe color and Panavision; original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Locations included Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park, which doubled for Dodger Stadium. Former major league pitcher Tim Stoddard acted as technical advisor and had a cameo as a Los Angeles Dodger pitcher. Other baseball players who appeared in cameos included Pedro Guerrero of the St. Louis Cardinals, Bobby Bonilla of the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants star Barry Bond. Feature film directorial debut for actor and TV director Daniel Stern. Stern directed ten episodes of the TV series "The Wonder Years" and provided the show's nostalgia-drenched voice-over narration. Stern's acting credits include roles in "Breaking Away," "Diner," "Blue Thunder," "City Slickers," and both "Home Alone" films in which he played the bumbling burgler Marv. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1993 Twentieth Century Fox. Major League Baseball logos licensed by Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. Available to rent in the UK.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2002921

  • Credits
    Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Dan Hedaya, Daniel Stern
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A slick featherweight comedy.....An appealing central performance by [Nicholas]..."
    New York Times

    "...The whole film wants to carry the viewer along with the soft, warm charm of a daydream. Adding to the thrill is the employment of former and current baseball players in cameos..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...ROOKIE is a diamond daydream made of enduring stock parts..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

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