Trouble with the Curve

Synopsis: Gus is a baseball scout. The team he works for thinks he should retire. He asks them to let him do one more scouting job to prove himself. His friend, Pete, asks Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey, if she could go with him to make sure he's OK as his eyes are failing. The doctor tells Gus he should get his eyes treated but he insists on doing his scouting assignment, which takes him to North Carolina. Mickey decides to put her work on hold to go with him and she wants him to explain why he pushed her away. Whilst there he runs into Johnny, a scout from another team who was a promising player Gus once scouted. Johnny and Mickey take an interest in each other.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Robert Lorenz
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

All right.

Okay. Come on, now.

Come on, boy.

Let's not take your sweet-ass time

about this. Jesus.

All right.

Okay, that's it.


Don't laugh, I outlived you,

you little bastard.

Goddamn it. Son-of-a-b*tch.

Breakfast of champions.

You trying to tell me Sammy Davis Jr.

was better looking than Robert Redford?

No question.

Better actor too.

Sammy should've been

the Sundance Kid.

You're out of your mind.

No, they're right.

Sammy only had one eye,

but he cut quite a figure.

I know what you're doing.

You're trying to piss me off,

but it's not gonna work. Not this time.


You boys enjoy the fishing,

I'll see you up in the Carolinas.

Where you going, Gus?

Aren't you gonna see what he's got?

I've seen all this guy's got.

My daughter can throw better than that.

Good luck.

Mickey, it's time.


- They're ready for you, Miss Lobel.

- Thank you.

Hard to believe it's been seven years.

Time flies when you're

working your ass off.

Excuse me, doing your life's work.

So where do you stand

on the Landau case?

- I like my chances.

- That could be quite a coup for us.

It's all very impressive.

Thank you.

You'd be the youngest partner

this firm's ever had.

There is a reason I've not taken a Saturday

off in seven years. I want this. Bad.

So does Todd.

He's been productive for a long time.

He's a quality associate.

But I have been more productive.

And I agree with you,

he is a quality associate.

You'd be the only woman.


my father is a baseball scout.

And while he was hardly attentive, the one

thing he did give me was experience.

I took a lot of road trips.

I grew up around men who swore,

drank, and farted.

Trust me, I can handle it.

Let us bring it

to the partnership committee.

- Then we'll talk.

- Great.

Hudson, a 17-game winner last year...

Order up!

You need some money

for some new clothes?

I just came from yoga.

You into that voodoo?

Yeah. I'm thinking about getting three

sixes tattooed across my forehead.

- What about the partnership?

- We're close.

There's just some competition from

another attorney, but he's harmless.

You got a boyfriend?

I'm seeing somebody, sort of.

And has he got a job?

He's an attorney.

Well, marry him.

He'll probably be a great provider.

I can provide for myself just fine.

Hudson, he's really painting

the corners tonight.

Guy's a true artist.

I'm gonna go.

- What?

- I'm going to go.

You haven't finished your dinner yet.

Oh, I've had enough.

Suit yourself.

Absolutely tremendous. Prescott

just went three-for-three again last night.

Didn't he just get arrested for assault?


Kid's hitting 350,

ready to move to Double A.

So let's not rush to judgment.

You seen him play lately?

I don't need to see him play.

You and that computer.

Need to stay current, Pete.

These programs are an essential tool

to evaluating today's talent.

In fact, there's only one scout

in the entire organization...

maybe in all of baseball,

that doesn't use this technology.

Maybe that's why he's only signed

three kids in what, last four years?

This isn't like a store.

You can't just go in and get what you want.

Maybe there's nothing out there.

Maybe his territory's a little thin.

What about Billy Clark in Rome?

Didn't Gus sign him?

Yeah, and he's struggling.

Kid's in a big-time slump.

He'll come around.

Gus could spot talent from an airplane.

I just hope we're not missing anything,

that's all.

I mean, he is getting up there.

Should we send him to look at Gentry?

Of course. The Carolinas are his territory.

Draft's in nine days.

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