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Rookie of the Year gets some laughs from its novel premise, but a high strikeout rate on jokes and sentimental fouls keeps this comedy firmly in the minor leagues. Read critic reviews

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A freak accident causes 12-year-old Little League player Henry (Thomas Ian Nicholas) to become such a powerful and accurate pitcher that the Chicago Cubs sign the junior high student to a contract. Unprepared for such a high-pressure environment, Henry falters until aging fastballer Chet Steadman (Gary Busey) takes him under his wing and teaches him how to play in the big leagues. Meanwhile, his mother's venal boyfriend (Bruce Altman) tries to sell Henry's contract to a hated opposing team.

Cast & Crew

Thomas Ian Nicholas
Henry Rowengartner
Gary Busey
Chet Steadman
Albert Hall
Sal Martinella
Amy Morton
Mary Rowengartner
Dan Hedaya
Larry Fisher, Fish
Bruce Altman
Jack Bradfield
Daniel Stern
Phil Brickma
Sam Harper
Writer (Screenplay)
Irby Smith
Executive Producer
Jack Brodsky
Executive Producer
Bill Conti
Original Music
Jack N. Green
Cinematographer
Donn Cambern
Film Editor
Raja Gosnell
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