I recently saw a nice film called "The Scout" (1994). It
has a great pedigree: written by Albert Brooks and Andrew
Bergman, directed by Michael Ritchie. It's about this
young baseball player, who has great talent but an
uncontrollable temper. Brooks finds him and signs him up
with the Yankees. But, the kid has to see a psychiatrist
(Diane Wiest)who finds out he suffered from an abusive
So why wasn't there a plagiarism suit?
Robert Kolker
English Department
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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