Directed by Robert Lorenz, An aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout named Gus Lobel is given one last assignment to prove his worth to the organization, who sees him as unable to adapt to changes in the business. His boss and friend Pete, who does not want to see him let go, asks Gus’s daughter Mickey to join him on the trip to make sure he’s ok, against Gus’s wishes. Together they scout a top new prospect in North Carolina, where Mickey begins to take an active role in her father’s work to make up for his failing vision, which he has hidden from his bosses. Along the way Gus reconnects with Johnny, a rival team’s scout who has a friendly history with Gus, as Gus was the man who scouted him when he was a baseball player, and who also takes an interest in Mickey.
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Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky’s the limit – major movie stardom awaits. This is the story of their interlinked destinies.