Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysburt, Toshi Shioya, Kosuki Toyohara.
Jack Elliot (Tom Selleck) is a New York Yankee baseball player who is traded to a Japanese team. Unhappy at first, he shows his teammates how to loosen up, and they teach him to respect baseball. Along the way, he falls in love with his new manager’s daughter, and life begins anew.
“Director Fred Schepisi, whose work you’d recall if you saw Russia House, A Cry in the Dark, and Roxanne, takes the film to a place where the baseball is stylized, mixed in with almost documentary-like footage of the game itself. The players sweat, the situations makes sense, and Jack’s struggles at the plate are very well realized…”