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  • Actors: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Anne Twomey, Lane Smith
  • Directors: Michael Ritchie
  • Writers: Albert Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Monica Mcgowan Johnson, Roger Angell
  • Producers: Albert S. Ruddy, Andre Morgan, Herb Nanas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 4.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NGAZ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,361 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Scout" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

In this hilarious fantasy for baseball lovers, Albert Brooks stars as a desperate Yankee scout who'll do anything to sign a new prospect. Banished to Mexico to search for talent, he discovers the greatest young ball player (Brendan Fraser) he's ever seen. But once he gets him back home, he finds his new recruit has a few unexpected problems that just may jeopardize both their jobs.

Customer Reviews

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.
Amazon Customer
Brendan Frasier and albert brooks are very funny in this movie and I recommend this movie to enjoys real comedy.
Kristina R. Jones
Lets start with the things that we know about the characters in the film by the end.
Screaming Clown

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on July 7, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
"The Scout" is one of those movies that leaves you with a warm feeling in your soul after the video has been turned off. It is the story of a man who finds a friend and triumphs over his fears.
Al Percolo is a New York Yankees scout who is experiencing the worst luck of his life. When his boss sends him to Mexico on a grudge trip, Al discovers "the greatest ballplayer that ever lived": Steve Nebraska. Al manages to land a deal with Steve, but is fired while telling his boss about his great find. When the pair returns to the United States, Steve is promptly snapped up with a $55 million bid from the Yankees. Despite all his success, Steve's world is anything but the fairytale it appears to be. Steve has dangerous idiosyncrasies and an abusive past, which are uncovered as time goes on.
Brendan Fraser plays the part of the slightly eccentric, slightly insecure Steve Nebraska with astounding depth. Albert Brooks is perfect as the cheeky, unyielding scout.
However, Dianne Wiest is much too abrasive as Steve's psychologist, Doctor Aaron. She cannot decide who her character is. One minute she is speaking gently to Al, the next she is glaring and snapping at him. I'm afraid this psychologist might need a psychologist herself!
Despite the heavy subject material, the movie has its light moments. There are several comedic occasions provided by Steve's singing, and I must say, these points alone are reason enough to see the movie. Of course, there is also the inevitable victory, which makes everything beforehand worth it.
What is really refreshing about this movie is how clean it is. There are less than ten profanities in the entire film, and they are the only objectionable content.
"The Scout" is simply a fine piece of work, and a wonderful trip to take from everyday life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Fletcher on August 13, 2011
Format: DVD
Albert Brooks is a washed-up Yankee$ baseball scout who discovers a phenom (Brendan Fraser) in Mexico - a kid who pitches around 105 mph, but is also a Babe Ruth home run machine from either side of the plate. I didn't expect a great movie. Sadly, we didn't even get a decent one. A movie with good acting, likeable characters, and so forth can make up for a bad plot. But...

Acting and characters: I don't particularly care for Albert Brooks' twitching style. Brendan Fraser was an annoying man-child whose tantrums got old. Dianne Wiest was alternately understated and abrasive as the psychotherapist who has to certify that Fraser's character is mentally sound [which of course, he isn't].

And the real meat of my discontent: the plot. First off - there isn't a plot so much as a sequence of scenes. There's no payoff: Fraser doesn't experience a breakthrough; the therapy bit is dropped and never resolved. Brooks doesn't evolve either. The final sequence is a schoolboy fantasy of triumph but since there's no resolution, there's no emotional payoff either.

Now for the holes. Brooks' scout has two kids go directly from recruitment (and one is a freshman in college) to major-league pitching in a couple months. Sorry, they would start at A or AA at best, even if the club thinks they are fast-tracked. They'd never throw an untried talent directly on the team. The Yankee$ throw gobs of money at Fraser (George Steinbrenner in a vaguely amusing cameo says "Pay whatever it takes"). Why would they want a kid who pitches as well as hits? In the American League, he can't do both. The DH is expressly not allowed to be the pitcher. Fraser keeps his mullet hairdo; Steinbrenner famously required his players to be clean-shaven with short hair, no exceptions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is a delightful surprise, from Albert Brooks, to Brendan Frasier, to Dianne Wiest's great turn as a psychologist. I was laughing out loud by myself, always a sign of a great movie to me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 26, 1999
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This is a great movie for the whole family, cute and funny. Brendan fraser is absolutely adorable in this role. Definately one of my favorites!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Williams on March 24, 2012
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Roger Ebert said, "Rarely does a movie start high and go downhill so fast." The first 30 minutes is wise, witty, amusingly world-weary and wry. The Mickey Mantle/Lou Gehrig scene is priceless. The remainder of the movie is maddening, mediocre, meaningless and maudlin. In addition, the baseball scenes are poorly done. It's a shame because the movie could have been an excellent comedy, but as part satire, part psycho-drama and part Rocky, it fails.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jmcookie on October 23, 2014
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The movie has very good actors and could have been great, but instead, was fairly bad. Not being an expert movie critic I don't know where to place the blame. First, I think the writers did a terrible job, and then I think, who would make a movie from this material. Did they set out to make a bad movie? The whole movie just didn't work in an aggregate sense.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 2000
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I like everything about this movie. It's got comedy, it's got drama, and it's something you can watch with your girlfriend's family without getting embarrassed. I love baseball movies and this is one of my favorites. A lot of celebrity cameos, too: Steinbrenner, Saberhagen, Keith Hernandez, Ozzie Smith and singer Tony Bennett. A good movie for any underdog with major league dreams.
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