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The Resource Talent for the game, Paramount Pictures presents a Martin Elfand production, a Robert M. Young film ; producer, Martin Elfand ; writers, David Himmelstein, Tom Donnelly, Larry Ferguson ; director, Robert M. Young, (electronic resource)

Talent for the game, Paramount Pictures presents a Martin Elfand production, a Robert M. Young film ; producer, Martin Elfand ; writers, David Himmelstein, Tom Donnelly, Larry Ferguson ; director, Robert M. Young, (electronic resource)

Label
Talent for the game
Title
Talent for the game
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures presents a Martin Elfand production, a Robert M. Young film ; producer, Martin Elfand ; writers, David Himmelstein, Tom Donnelly, Larry Ferguson ; director, Robert M. Young
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sammy Bodean is the newest, most promising recruit according to the advertisement of the California Angels-and has to prove it come game time. Following the team's sale to young business whiz Gil Lawrence (Terry Kinney), ex-player Virgil Sweet (Edward James Olmos) has to prove himself as the team's talent scout to keep his job. Via a car break-down near a small farm-town in Idaho, Virgil stumbles across young Sammy Bodean (Jeff Corbett) who performs mean pitching skills in a rural sandlot. After bringing Sammy to LA where he pitches out the team's best, owner Gil begins a massive media campaign in which he appears in a press conference and not only brags of the boy's talent but of his intention to feature him-without warm-up or orientation-in the big game the following week. Virgil, though promoted to assistant manager, is upset at Gil's exploitative measures to save the slagging Angels at the expense of Sammy. Game day arrives and the pressure is on to keep the other team swinging, which causes young Sammy to choke. Or not. Talent for the Game is an upbeat, all-American baseball story for the family, though it contains a touch of profanity
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Robert M. Young
Intended audience
Rated PG
PerformerNote
Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jeff Corbett, Jamey Sheridan, Terry Kinney, Thomas Ryan, Fleton Perry, Tom Bower, Janet Carroll
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-
  • 1955-
  • 1955-
  • 1938-
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Elfand, Martin
  • Donnelly, Tom
  • Ferguson, Larry
  • Young, Robert M.
  • Olmos, Edward James
  • Bracco, Lorraine
  • Corbett, Jeff
  • Sheridan, Jamey
  • Kinney, Terry
  • Ryan, Thomas
  • Percy, Felton
  • Bower, Tom
  • Carroll, Janet
  • Clark, Curtis
  • Coburn, Arthur
  • Newman, David
  • Phillips, Erica Edell
  • Howard, Jeffrey
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
91
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball scouts
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball
  • Baseball teams
Target audience
juvenile
Technique
live action
Label
Talent for the game, Paramount Pictures presents a Martin Elfand production, a Robert M. Young film ; producer, Martin Elfand ; writers, David Himmelstein, Tom Donnelly, Larry Ferguson ; director, Robert M. Young, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 91 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792186809
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT10958216
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
10958216
System control number
MWT10958216
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Talent for the game, Paramount Pictures presents a Martin Elfand production, a Robert M. Young film ; producer, Martin Elfand ; writers, David Himmelstein, Tom Donnelly, Larry Ferguson ; director, Robert M. Young, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 91 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792186809
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT10958216
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
10958216
System control number
MWT10958216
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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