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Fear Strikes Out

Fear Strikes Out(1957)

Also Known As: The Jim Piersall Story |

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Brief Synopsis

Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.

Cast & Crew

Anthony Perkins Jim Piersall
Karl Malden John Piersall
Norma Moore Mary Teevan Piersall
Adam Williams Dr. Brown
Perry Wilson Mrs. John Piersall
Peter J. Votrian Jim Piersall as a boy
Gail Land Alice
Brian Hutton Bernie Sherwill
Bart Burns Joe Cronin
Rand Harper Radio announcer
Howard Price Bill Tracy
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York and Los Angeles openings: 20 Mar 1957
Release Date:  1957 Production Date:  [VistaVision Motion Picture High-Fidelity]
EB; AFI*
UCLA has traier only; AFI=Showtime print
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  100-101 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Fear Strikes Out (1957)

    James Higgins 2009-12-11

    6.5/10. One of Anthony Perkins best and most memorable performances. Great supporting cast, well directed, sensitively written. Compelling and engrossing.... MORE>

  • MORE THAN A BASEBALL MOVIE.

    SWEET 2007-04-02

    THIS IS A MOVIE ABOUT THE STRUGGLE OF LIFE.TONY PERKINS PROVES IN THIS FILM THAT HE IS A GREAT ACTOR.IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A BASEBALL FILM. MORE>

  • Good Casting for Fear Strikes Out

    Dan 2007-04-01

    You can't really think of too many young actors of that time to play a part like this-- Anthony Perkins was a master at playing frigit,unstable... MORE>