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Fear Strikes Out (The Jim Piersall Story) (1957)

Fear Strikes Out
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Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins
Jim Piersall
Karl Malden Karl Malden
John Piersall
Norma Moore Norma Moore
Mary Piersall
Adam Williams Adam Williams
Doctor Brown
Perry Wilson Perry Wilson
Mrs. John Piersall
Peter J. Votrian Peter J. Votrian
Jim Piersall as a Boy
John Aberle John Aberle
Ballplayer
Eric Alden Eric Alden
Policeman


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Ted Berkman Ted Berkman
(screenplay) and
Raphael Blau Raphael Blau
(screenplay)


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Description: Ever since Jimmy Piersall was a boy, his baseball-obsessed father has pushed the sport on him. Trying to live vicariously through his son, the elder Piersall makes Jimmy eat, sleep and breathe baseball with destructive determination. But once Jimmy achieves his father's goal and makes it to the major leagues, he begins to unravel. After Jimmy suffers a breakdown, it is unclear whether he will ever be able to play the sport again. Based on the true life story of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball. ... (more)
Release date: 15 August 1957
UPC: 097360560749
Tags: 1957 (2), Drama (2), Sport (2), Baseball (2), Biography (1), Mental Illness (1)
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