Directors: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Max ‘Hammer’ Dubois: Dennis Haysbert; Jack Elliot: Tom Selleck; Toshi Yamashita: Kosuke Toyohara; Uchiyama, Dragon’s Manager: Ken Takakura; Hiroko Uchiyama: Aya Takanashi; Yoji Nishimura, Jack’s Interpreter/Guide: Toshi Shioya; Ryoh Mukai: Toshizo Fujiwara; Shinji Igarashi: Mak Takano; Hiroshi Kurosawa: Kenji Morinaga; Tomophiko Ohmie: Joh Nishimura; Issei Itoi: Norihide Goto; Akito Yagi: Kensuke Toita; Takuya Nishikawa: Naoki Fuji; Hiroshi Nakamura: Takanobu Hozumi; Lyle Massey: Leon Lee
Taglines: An inspirational baseball movie.
He’s the biggest thing to hit Japan since Godzilla!
Storyline: A Major Leaguer down on his percentages gets traded to the Chuunichi Dragons , and has trouble adjusting to Japanese customs. He resists what he considers ridiculous and arbitrary rules of the club and belittles the etiquette expected of him as a representative of his team. When he starts seeing the interactions of his coach with the owners of the team, and falls in love with his trainer’s daughter, he begins to rethink his attitude.