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MILE IN HIS SHOES

What to know: Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur 'Murph' Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team.
MILE IN HIS SHOES is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-15
91 minutes
DVD
GAIAM VIVENDI ENTERTAINMENT
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When I was first sitting down to watch this, I thought "Oh please, don't be as bad as I think it's going to be!" But that was unfair because, first of all I didn't know anything about it, and second of all it really is a very good movie. The film is about an autistic farm boy who has Asperger's syndrome, and he likes to feed his pigs by throwing apples into a tub that is nailed sideways to a tree so his pigs can eat smashed apples. A baseball coach sees him doing that, so he has the kid try it with a real baseball and the kid throws the ball so hard that it goes straight through the tub. The baseball coach realizes that this kid is a natural pitcher, so he recruits the kid whose name is Mickey. Much of the movie is about his troubles communicating with the world outside the farm, functioning in society. Luke Schroder played Mickey in this, and I was very surprised when I went onto IMDB.com to find that there was really nothing on him. Then I realized that this movie was filmed just last year (2011), so this was probably his first film. But, I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that he is going to be a gigantic star. He was so incredibly wonderful in this role. He doesn't have much to his credit yet, but he will. I liked the way that they showed things through Mickey's eyes. I don't have Asperger's, but they showed it in a way that gave you a better idea of what it's like to have Asperger's, and look around and comprehend what's happening. I think that was very well done. I'd have to say that the age range is pretty much 8 to 12 or even older. Very small kids might not like it because there's a lot of talkig, although some of the stuff that Mickey says is very funny. All in all, I'd have to give this a five out of five stars, because this was really a wonderful movie. This is something I'd recommend to friends. It's very good. Sam Connan reviewing "A Mile in his Shoes" for KIDS FIRST!
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Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur 'Murph' Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team. As Murph sets out to recruit new talent for the team, he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer with an incredible pitcher's arm. However, Mickey's parents are reluctant in allowing him to join the team because he has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Murph convinces Mickey's parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son, but he doesn't realize just how much his new recruit will help the team s game and, more importantly, their spirit. Based on a true story, Thomas Kinknade Presents: A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship.
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SAM CONNAN
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