Overall Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Normally I am not a fan of baseball films. This one is presented by Thomas Kinkade and also from the same director of “Angels in the Outfield”. Plus who doesn’t love Dean Cain? I figured I would give it a chance and it definitely was enjoyable. The story is inspiring and also definitely gives reaches out to the baseball fans.
The film follows minor league baseball coach Arthur ‘Murph’ Murphy (Dean Cain) as he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer who turns out to be a great pitcher. Mickey faces many challenges including fitting it with the team and playing baseball since he has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. The film is based on a true story and definitely packs one hell of a powerful story into one inspirational film.
Since this is a TV special, I am impressed that there are special features included at all for this release. “The Making of A Mile in His Shoes” is short but sweet. There is also a trailer included for the film. Since this is presented by Thomas Kinkade, there is a painting gallery also included. There is also a free 4×6 original, limited edition Thomas Kinkade painting postcard with certificate of authentication.