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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.
Jim Piersall is groomed by his loving but hard-driving father (living vicariously through his son) to play major league baseball. His desire to succeed to please his father leads to mental illness and a nervous breakdown. Can he overcome those difficulties and return to the major leagues?Written by
Jerry Milani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Outstanding biography detailing the life of Boston Red Sox slugger Jimmy Piersall.
The late Anthony Perkins depicted the appropriate temperament in his portrayal of this baseball legend. Driven by a domineering, obsessed with perfection father, Perkins is outstanding in his portrayal. He is equally matched by Carl Malden, terrific as the father.
From childhood Perkins is seen as being driven by his father to achieve perfection. Nothing less will satisfy the compulsive driven father.
The scene where Perkins goes berserk during a game is memorable.
His recovery is well staged as well. My diagnosis would have been to keep his father away but to make sure that the viewers see this wonderful film.
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