Talent for the Game

Talent for the Game

Edward James Olmos
Director: Robert M. Young Cast: Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
, Lorraine Bracco
Lorraine Bracco
, Jamey Sheridan
Jamey Sheridan
Robert M. Young




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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2020
UPC: 0032429338600
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:31:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward James Olmos Virgil Sweet
Lorraine Bracco Bobbie Henderson
Jamey Sheridan Tim Weaver
Terry Kinney Gil Lawrence
Jeff Corbett Sammy Bodeen
Tom Bower Reverend Bodeen
Janet Carroll Rachel Bodeen
Felton Perry Fred
Thomas Ryan Paul
Mark David Badaska Coach
Caroline Barclay Blonde Secretary
Carole Ann Bobys Reporter
Mike Brito Scout
Todd Cantamessa Lester
Frank Carrososa Fan
Frank Coleman "Angels" Baseball Player
Sean Collins Baseball Player
Todd Cruz Baseball Player
Fernando Cubillas Paramedic
John D'Aquisto Baseball Player
Danny Davidsmeier "Angels" Baseball Player
Jimmie Davis Baseball Trainer
Tammie Erickson Tractor Driver
Damon Farmar Baseball Player
Chuck Fick Baseball Player
Rick Garcia Reporter
Kathy Gecas Girl
Harold Gower Grandpa Seybolt
Karl Grey Dwayne Seybolt
Melinda A. Grieger Fan
Daniel Haro Burns
Bill Higham Bob Morgan
Victor Hithe Baseball Player
Jeffrey Howard William
Steven Jae Johnson Fan
Reina Elizabeth Jovel Hotel Housekeeper
Alan J. Krick Umpire
Lee Lacy Baseball Player
Tom La Grua Frank Cabo
Rudy Law Baseball Player
Phil Lombardi Baseball Player
Agata Lys Actor
Allan Malamud Reporter
Mindy Marin Actor
Paula McClure Reporter
Frank Mendoza "Angels" Baseball Player
Barry Moss "Angels" Baseball Player
James Guy O'Neel Paramedic
Steve Ontiveros Baseball Player
Phillip M. Pote Cal Murphey
Lenny Randle "Angels" Baseball Player
David Riley Toby Curry
Steve Robles Waiter
Patrick D. Rummerfield Mine Safety Officer
Byron Shantz Press Box Reporter
Steve Springer Baseball Player
Adam Stellmon Boy
Murphy Sua Dick Burtner
Tony Tarasco Baseball Player
Derrel Thomas "Angels" Baseball Player
Tamara Lynne Thompson Martha Jo Seybolt
Bobby Tolan "Angels" Baseball Player
Candy Trabucco Bobbie's Assistant
Dejon Watson Baseball Player
Kent Welborn Coach
D.E. Wells Bus Driver
Kathryn Wilde Office Woman
John Yajko Riggs
Zachary I. Young Rudy Coffey
Leslie Bevis Marla
Dennis Boutsikaris Greg Rossi
James Keane Ray Coffey
Ken Medlock Scooter Eaton

Technical Credits
Robert M. Young Director
Keith Brian Burns Art Director
Curtis Clark Cinematographer
Arthur Coburn Editor
Thomas Michael Donnelly Screenwriter
Martin Elfand Producer
Larry Ferguson Screenwriter
David Himmelstein Screenwriter
Jeffrey Howard Production Designer
David Newman Score Composer
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Pierson Screenwriter
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
David Wisnievitz Executive Producer

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