A Mile in His Shoes
From the director of "Angels in the Outfield"
Based on the book “The Legend of Mickey Tussler”, this film follows the story of eighteen-year-old Mickey Tussler, who lives on a farm with his father and mother and who has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. But he can throw apples at an amazing speed. When a chance meeting occurs with the baseball manager of the semi-pro team the River Rats, from Clayton, Ohio, Mickey gets a chance to pitch for the team and to prove to his father he can do more than live hidden away on the family farm, taking care of his pig Oscar.
|Categories:||Drama, Sports & Fitness, New to Rental|
14 members reviewed: A Mile in His Shoes
- Richard and Linda D
A Mile in His Shoes, starring Dean Cain (playing coach Arthur “Murph” Murphy) and Luke Schroder (playing Mickey Tussler), along with a fine supporting cast, bring the story of a country boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of autism), to life. True, this is done in the classic sports-film style, with the always losing team finally getting it all together, then winning the crucial game (if you know you will not enjoy this formulaic film, you should probably watch something else). However, we thoroughly enjoy these types of films and are always looking for new ones, with this one being one of the best (we do wish, though, that the script would have given some enlightenment as to what both autism and Asperger’s Syndrome are)! Enjoy!
- Michael Ledger
I agree with the previous reviewer, and this is a very entertaining program. The character actor playing the father was very good until he suddenly softens his stance and no explaination of what makes him change his mind. We enjoyed this DVD.
- Monette M
I was impressed with it. My daughter (14) and I watched it together and was really touched how his parents let him do what he wanted to. I highly recommend.
- Denise H
good show. a little slow, but still enjoyable.
- Stan H
The story was good, acting could have been better.