Miracle & The Rookie

Miracle & The Rookie

Dennis Quaid
Director: Gavin O'Connor, John Lee Hancock Cast: Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
, Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Gavin O'Connor, John Lee Hancock,


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The true story of a middle-aged baseball rookie comes to the screen from Finding Forrester (2000) screenwriter Mike Rich and the studio behind the previous year's equally inspirational sports drama Remember the Titans (2001). Twelve years ago, the pro baseball aspirations of Texas pitcher Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) were derailed by a severe shoulder injury. Jim became a high school science teacher and baseball coach, married his sweetheart, Lorri (Rachel Griffiths), and settled down to raise a family. After corrective surgery repairs, despite the longstanding damage to his shoulder, Jim discovers that he can pitch a ball even faster than he could before. When his team delivers a lackluster on-field performance in a losing game, coach and players agree to a wager: If they'll make it to the district championships, he'll try out for a major league ball club. When his team makes it to the championship and wins for the first time in the school's history, Jim is forced to live up to his end of the bargain. Nearly laughed off the field, he confounds the pro scouts by tossing successive fastballs that clock at nearly 100 miles per hour. It seems that Jim is about to live his dream of joining a major league team in middle age, when most players are planning their retirement. The Rookie (2002) co-stars Brian Cox, Beth Grant, and Jay Hernandez.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2008
UPC: 0786936765809
Original Release: 0000
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:43:00
Sales rank: 5,583

Special Features

Miracle: ; "The Making of Miracle"; Audio commentary by director Gavin O'Connor, editor John Gilroy and director of photography Daniel Stoloff; ; The Rookie:; Audio commentary - Dennis Quaid and director John Lee Hancick; "The Inspirational Story of Jim Morris" - meet the real rookie; Spring training: Baseball tips; Deleted scenes introduced by director John Lee Hancock

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Miracle
1. Opening Credits [3:18]
2. A Lofty Goal [5:26]
3. Making the Cut [9:04]
4. Old Rivalries [5:57]
5. Motivations [9:00]
6. Training [5:59]
7. "Again!" [8:08]
8. "Legs Feed the Wolf" [6:30]
9. Whatever It Takes [5:45]
10. "We're a Family" [8:27]
11. Final Roster [3:24]
12. The Soviet Machine [6:57]
13. Olympics Begin [6:24]
14. "I Am a Hockey Player" [5:26]
15. Team Effort [6:19]
16. "This Is Your Time" [7:33]
17. Score Tied [7:06]
18. "USA!" [7:34]
19. Victory [10:52]
20. End Credits [6:26]
Disc #2 -- The Rookie
1. Opening Credits/The Investment [7:38]
2. "Welcome to Big Lake" [12:29]
3. Coach's Arm [7:53]
4. The Deal [7:12]
5. Speed Limit 35 [6:40]
6. A Winning Season [19:02]
7. "It's Your Turn, Coach!" [7:02]
8. On the Mound [4:12]
9. Family Concerns [11:34]
10. Southern League [8:06]
11. Brook's Confession [6:08]
12. Jimmy's Dream [8:38]
13. The Major League [6:27]
14. "Morris, You're In!" [5:15]
15. "Thanks for Coming" [4:00]
16. The Investment Paid Off/End Credits [5:31]

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