The Rookie (2002 film)

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The Rookie is a 2002 American sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.wikipedia
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John Lee Hancock

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The Rookie is a 2002 American sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
He directed the sports drama films The Rookie (2002) and The Blind Side (2009), and the historical drama films Saving Mr. Banks (2013), The Founder (2016) and The Highwaymen (2019).

Dennis Quaid

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The film stars Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, and Brian Cox.
First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Intruder (2019), Midway (2019).

Rachel Griffiths

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The film stars Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, and Brian Cox.
While starring on Six Feet Under, Griffiths continued to occasionally appear in the films, playing the supportive housewife of Dennis Quaid in the Walt Disney drama The Rookie (2002), and in the Australian biopic Ned Kelly (2003), opposite Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom.

Jay Hernandez

The film stars Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, and Brian Cox.

Durham Bulls

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He is initially assigned to the minor league Class AA Orlando Rays (now the Montgomery Biscuits) but quickly moves up to the AAA Durham Bulls.
The Bulls' second appearance on film was in The Rookie, released in 2002.

Angus T. Jones

From 2001 to 2003, he had supporting roles in films including See Spot Run, The Rookie, Bringing Down the House, George of the Jungle 2, and The Christmas Blessing.

Beth Grant

She has appeared in dozens of films, including three Oscar Best Picture winners: Rain Man; Speed; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; Love Field; Donnie Darko; A Time to Kill; Little Miss Sunshine; Child's Play 2; Daltry Calhoun; City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold; Don't Tell Her It's Me; Matchstick Men; Factory Girl; The Wizard; Sordid Lives; The Rookie; All About Steve; No Country for Old Men, Extract, Crazy Heart, Rango, Hollywood to Dollywood (as herself), and Dance with Me.

Rick Gonzalez

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He followed that with the roles of Rudy Bonilla in The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid and as the sex-crazed Primo in the 2003 movie Biker Boyz.

Big Lake, Texas

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Jim Morris is the son of a career Navy man, who moves the family from Hollywood, Florida to Big Lake, Texas, in order to maintain job security.
The city of Big Lake was featured in the 2002 movie The Rookie, although the town portrayed in the movie was actually Thorndale, Texas, which is actually a little bit east of Austin.

Royce Clayton

Jim impresses many of the coaches in warm-ups with his fastball, and late in the game, with Tampa Bay losing badly, Jim is called into the game to pitch to Royce Clayton and end the inning.
In the 2002 film The Rookie, Clayton is played by Jorge Sanchez in a brief appearance.

Tampa Bay Rays

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After the Owls' season ends with a loss in the state tournament, Jim is told of a tryout nearby for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Jim goes, without telling his wife, afraid that her fear of him re-injuring his shoulder would keep him from going.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays were featured in the movie, The Rookie, a 2002 drama directed by John Lee Hancock.

Jim Morris

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Jim Morris is the son of a career Navy man, who moves the family from Hollywood, Florida to Big Lake, Texas, in order to maintain job security. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League Baseball career in 1999–2000.
A feature film made by Disney called The Rookie was released in 2002 about Morris's climb to playing in MLB.

Rita of Cascia

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Advising his wife of the dress code in the majors, Jim finds his sports coat, a necktie, and his St. Rita necklace hanging in his locker.
Rita is often credited as also being the unofficial patron saint of baseball due to a reference made to her in the 2002 film The Rookie.

Mark Ciardi

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At Mayhem, Ciardi produced films including The Rookie, Miracle, Invincible, The Game Plan, Secretariat, Million Dollar Arm, and Kevin Costner's McFarland USA.

Taylor, Texas

Mark Johnson (producer)

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Johnson's recent slate of motion pictures includes The Alamo and The Rookie, both directed by John Lee Hancock; The Banger Sisters, with Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn; Brad Silberling's drama Moonlight Mile, with Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman; Tom Shadyac's supernatural thriller Dragonfly, with Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates; Levinson's Irish satire An Everlasting Piece; Robert Zemeckis's spooky thriller What Lies Beneath, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer; the hit comedy Galaxy Quest, with Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver; and My Dog Skip, the acclaimed family drama (co-produced with John Lee Hancock) starring Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon.

Thorndale, Texas

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Thorndale (along with Thrall, Taylor, and Round Rock to the west) was where the vast majority of the principal photography and locations for the 2002 movie The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, and Rachel Griffiths, were filmed.

Globe Life Park in Arlington

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Apart from scenes filmed at The Ballpark in Arlington, locations included the following:
Scenes from Disney's The Rookie were shot here.

Round Rock, Texas

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The Bulls game was shot in Round Rock, Texas at the Dell Diamond.