DIRECTOR: MICHAEL RITCHIE
CAST: ALBERT BROOKS, BRENDAN FRASER, DIANNE WIEST
Bad News Bears director Michael Ritchie’s triumphant return to the baseball comedy stars Brooks, who co-wrote the screenplay with Monica Johnson, as Al Percolo, a disgraced scout with the New York Yankees who sees his one hope for redemption in the form of Brendan Fraser’s all-American phenom, a kid with matinee idol looks, a 100 MPH fastball, and a powerful swing. Before he can take the mound, however, this once-in-a-lifetime discovery will have to sit on an analyst’s sofa, while handler Al, taking care of the big kid every step along the way, hilariously suffers as only Albert Brooks can suffer.
Screening in the series Albert Brooks.