Fear Strikes Out

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Sports

Perkins portrays Jimmy Piersall in this well-done biopic of one of baseball's most colorful characters, who, from boyhood, was relentlessly driven by his father (Malden) to make it in the major leagues. Nothing the talented Jimmy does is good enough for his dad, and, after finally making the Boston Red Sox, he breaks down, maniacally climbing the backstop...read more

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Anthony Perkins appears as the troubled Jimmy Piersall in Fear Strikes Out (1957), one of The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Carrie Fisher.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Perkins portrays Jimmy Piersall in this well-done biopic of one of baseball's most colorful characters, who, from boyhood, was relentlessly driven by his father (Malden) to make it in the major leagues. Nothing the talented Jimmy does is good enough for hi… (more)

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