A Mile in His Shoes

Synopsis: Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season.
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Director(s): William Dear
Production: Vivendi Entertainment
89 min

to strangers. Normally I would say

that's great advice, but I'm just a friend in need

who needs a phone. If you're a friend

you could use our phone. Yeah, I'm absolutely a friend.

Arthur Murphy. My friends just call me Murph. Uh, what's your name, friend? Uh, Michael James Tussler, sir. Folks call me Mickey. Well, it's nice

to meet you, Mickey. That's your...pet there? Yeah. His name's Oscar. He likes apples. And his mama likes apples,

and his papa... Papa likes apples. Yeah, I think

pretty much everybody likes apples. I like to smash them, though. So, uh, that phone, could you show me where

I could make that phone call? Y... Yeah.

Thank you. So what kind of farm is this? We used to have cows,

and we used to grow corn, but now it's just home. [Chickens clucking] What's going on? Oh, uh, it's okay, sir.

My car ran into a ditch, and Mickey said that I might

be able to use your phone. What'd I tell you about

talking to strangers? I'm Arthur Murphy from Ohio. Gotta teach 'em

to follow the rules, but that one's a tough learner. Chores, son.

You got pigs to feed. MURPH: Seems like a good kid. I'm assuming your phone call

is long distance. I'll call collect. Of course. Molly! We got company. Hello. Hello. This is Arthur Murphy.

He had a bit of car trouble. Show him where the phone is.

Of course. Right this way.

Thank you. It's right through here.

Thank you. I apologize for the state

of things but we weren't expecting

visitors. I'm just grateful

for the favor, thank you. Phone's right on the wall.

Okay. I'll leave you

to your business. Thanks. [Line ringing] [Bang] [Munching, grunting] Uh, hello, Triple A? Yeah, um, I managed to

drive my car into a ditch. Uh, Rural Route 310. Yeah, just outside of... What is the name of

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