THE ROOKIE
2002, Buena Vista Pictures, 127 min, USA, Dir: John Lee Hancock

This heart-warming sports drama is based on the true story of Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid), a high school coach who’d had his shot playing baseball, blew out his shoulder, and retired without ever realizing his dream to play in the big leagues. In 1999 he made a bet with his perpetually losing team: If they won the district championship, Morris – who threw a 98 mph fastball – would try out for the majors. The team went from worst to first, and Jim was soon on the road to becoming the oldest rookie in the major leagues.


CHAMPIONS
CAMPEONES
2018, Latido, 124 min, Spain/Mexico, Dir: Javier Fesser

In this hilarious and touching box office hit, Marco Montes (Javier Gutiérrez) finds himself at the mercy of a judge after losing his prestigious coaching job and getting arrested in a drunk driving incident. Part of his sentence involves coaching a basketball team of men with disabilities - an opportunity that may be Marco’s one chance to pick himself up and lead a team of talented players to victory. “A comedic slam-dunk.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


RAD
1986, 91 min, USA, Dir: Hal Needham

Cru Jones is just a small-town newspaper delivery boy, but he has dreams of being a professional BMX bike rider. When an opportunity arises for him to qualify for the Helltrack - the ultimate BMX race - he puts his fate in gear to make his dreams come true, finding help and love along the way from semi-pro rider Christian (Lori Loughlin). Directed by stunt legend and Burt Reynolds' right-hand man Hal Needham, RAD is an exciting ride that lives up to its name.


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