The Rookie


2h 8m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

Film Details

Also Known As
Rookie
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Scott Streetman
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Arlington, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.

Crew

Anna Abbey

Set Costumer

Ryan Adams

Song Performer

Ryan Adams

Song

Jaqueline Alard

Visual Effects

Angela Angel

Hair Assistant

Natalie Angel

Assistant

Peter Atherton

Assistant

Evan Barker

Music

Susan Bartholomew

Accountant

Brian Basham

Adr

W Basquette

Video Assist/Playback

Eric Beason

Editor

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Amy Bell

Assistant Property Master

Ron Berkeley

Makeup Artist

John Bissell

Music Supervisor

H Gordon Boos

Assistant Director

George Borthwick

Best Boy Grip

Amy Bradford

Production Assistant

Bart Brown

On-Set Dresser

Weldon Brown

Adr Mixer

Paul Burch

Song

Paul Burch

Song Performer

Buzzy Burwell

Electrician

Carter Burwell

Music

Steven Cantor

Consultant

Claudia Carle

Adr

Douglas Carter

Production Assistant

Johnny Caruso

Music Editor

Richard E. Chapla

Production Supervisor

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Song

Dave Christensen

Lighting

Mark Ciardi

Producer

Guy Clark

Song Performer

Guy Clark

Song

Jeremiah Clifton

Adr

Hal Cohen

Digital Effects Supervisor

Nat King Cole

Song Performer

Allen Connell

Accountant

Kevin Constant

Art Director

Brown Cooper

Camera Operator

Paul Covington

Avid Editor

Rodney Crowell

Song

James Crowley

Location Manager

Kyle Crusham

Adr

Amanda Curry

Accounting Assistant

Devon Curry

Adr Editor

Michael Curtis

Visual Effects

Connie Czernek

Casting Associate

Marc Dabrusin

Assistant Property Master

Barry Delaney

Costume Supervisor

Shanti Delsarte

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jim Demarco

Post-Production Accountant

Colin Derouin

Assistant Art Director

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Kevin Downey

Other

Becki Drake

Makeup Assistant

Dean Dravin

Adr Mixer

Matt Dunstone

Production Assistant

Steve Earle

Song Performer

Steve Earle

Song

Rick Eckart

Production Coordinator

Colin Edlund

Craft Service

Mark Ellis

Technical Advisor

Michael Farrow

Sound Mixer

Gregory Faucett

Transportation Co-Captain

Tommy Fine

Foreman

Bruce Finlayson

Costume Designer

Tony Finno

Music

Joe Fisk

Craft Service

Nathan Fitzgerald

Assistant Editor

David E Fluhr

Rerecording

John Fogerty

Song Performer

John Fogerty

Song

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Leigh French

Voice Casting

John A Frick

Assistant Art Director

Josh Gold

Production Assistant

Stacie Goodman

Casting Associate

Jim Gott

Technical Advisor

Gina Grande

Script Supervisor

Gordon Gray

Producer

Paul Greenstein

Song

Ann Hadsell

Adr Mixer

Mark Hanks

On-Set Dresser

Darrell Hanzalik

Adr Supervisor

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Susan Hegarty

Dialect Coach

John Hiatt

Song Performer

John Hiatt

Song

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Beau Holden

Assistant

Dave Hole

Song

Dave Hole

Song Performer

Joey Hudgins

Location Assistant

Edison Jackson

Electrician

Duane Jarvis

Song Performer

Duane Jarvis

Song

Jefferson Airplane

Song Performer

Brian Jennigs

Sound Editor

Ethan Johns

Song

Gilian Johnson

Sound Editing

Jon Johnson

Sound Editor

Margaret Johnson

Special Effects Supervisor

Mark Johnson

Producer

Nyima Johnston

Production Assistant

Susann Jones

Post-Production Supervisor

Jorma Kaukonen

Song

Kathleen R Kelly

Assistant

Dave Kelsey

Scenic Artist

Pat Kenly

Other

Ken Kern

Production Assistant

K J Kernan

Assistant

Brian King

Titles

Cherie King

Assistant Editor

Laura J King

Medic

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

Kurt Kornemann

Grip

William Koshowany

Visual Effects

Ronna Kress

Casting

Nyabingi Kuti

Foley Recordist

Thom Lairson

Assistant Camera Operator

Thomas W Landrum

Other

Bryan Lawson

Music

Johnny K M Lee

Production Assistant

Shay Levin

Adr Mixer

William Levins

Foley Editor

Cindy Lindauer

Other

Marcus Lopez

Casting Associate

Adriana Marnescu

Music

Ana Martinez

Art Department Coordinator

Adam H Mckain

Production Assistant

Mike Mcnerney

Adr

S. Mark Mims

Electrician

Christian Minkler

Rerecording

Daniel A. Molaschi

Set Costumer

Jon Mone

Assistant

Randy E Moore

Special Effects Coordinator

Allison Moorer

Song Performer

Allison Moorer

Song

Jim Morris

Consultant

Richard Mosier

Assistant Camera Operator

Lawrence Muggerud

Song

Barbara Munch

Set Designer

Peter Kerr 'p.k.' Munson

Assistant Camera Operator

Jennifer Murphy

Sound Mixer

Mark Narramore

Other

Danny Navarrette

Electrician

Kelly Nelson

Hair Stylist

Lonnie Nelson

Transportation Captain

Willie Nelson

Song Performer

Deana Newcomb

Photography

Preston Oliver

Adr

Sandra Park

Music Contractor

Byran Parker

Music

Shoshana Partos

Location Manager

Darren Patnode

On-Set Dresser

Shane Patrick

On-Set Dresser

Shawn Pipkin

Production Assistant

Elvis Presley

Song

Elvis Presley

Song Performer

Robert Presley

Steadicam Operator

Doyle Primm

Song

James Pyburn

Construction Coordinator

Mark Rathaus

Assistant Editor

Brian Raymond

Other

Donis Rhoden

Grip

Michael Rich

Screenplay

Miguel Rivera

Foley

Dawn Robinette

Accounting Assistant

Barry Robison

Production Designer

Eileen Rose

Song Performer

Eileen Rose

Song

Andy Ryan

Lighting Technician

Daniel Salas-porras

Production Coordinator

Domingo Samudio

Song

Jeff Sawyer

Sound Editor

R Todd Schlopy

Steadicam Operator

Krista Schluderman

Set Costumer

Phil Schriber

Transportation Coordinator

Adam Schwartz

Camera

John Schwartzman

Director Of Photography

Christopher Scull

Production Assistant

Beth Sepko

Casting

Mike Sheeren

Dolly Grip

Ferrell A. Shinnick

Key Rigging Grip

Lindsay Sloane

Assistant

Adam Milo Smalley

Music Editor

Brad Sokol

Assistant Sound Editor

J F Stampfer

Special Effects Assistant

Sheila Steele

Casting Associate

Edward Steidele

Foley Artist

Philip Steuer

Unit Production Manager

Philip Steuer

Executive Producer

Scott Streetman

Cable Operator

Lucy Sustar

Foley Mixer

Kara Sutherlin

Other

Wallace R Symns

Other

Jennifer Taginski

Consultant

Film Details

Also Known As
Rookie
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Scott Streetman
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Arlington, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 29, 2002

Released in United States on Video August 27, 2002

Began shooting March 26, 2001.

Completed shooting June 11, 2001.

cTechnicolor

Released in United States Spring March 29, 2002

Released in United States on Video August 27, 2002