Ira Lowenstein: Great game, Jimmy. I especially liked that move in the seventh inning when you scratched your balls for an hour.

Jimmy Dugan: Well, anything worth doing is worth doing right...

 

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You must play as if there's no tomorrow...

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Seize the day, Harvie. Seize the day. Carpe Diem...

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Those films are already made, those books are already written. You have to look elsewhere, you have to find it for yourself...

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Patrick "Kitten" Braden: If I volunteer, Irwin, can I have pink glasses, please?

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He was an honest man, and he didn't deserve any of what happened to him...

 


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The story culminates in a pilgrimage to Mount Fuji in the midst of the cherry blossom season, a celebration of beauty, impermanence, and new beginnings...

 

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A long-running live radio show is in danger of being canceled by new owners of the company that holds both radio station "WLT" and the theater where the show is broadcast. The film takes place on the night of the show's last performance. The show has two visitors: an angel calling herself Asphodel (Virginia Madsen) comes to comfort the people who work on the show and to escort one of them to the afterlife, while "the Axeman" (Tommy Lee Jones), a representative of the new owners, arrives to judge whether the show should be canceled. He makes it clear that the show is not what he considers modern popular programming, and though he too is escorted by the angel, the show is shut down anyway. In an epilogue at the end of the film the former cast members are reunited at Mickey's Diner. Their conversation pauses as they are joined by Asphodel...

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Thank God, I'm glad I weren't on fire - I would've burned to death before you got one button undone...

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Kerry Fox gained two stones (12.7kg) for her role as Janet Frame. She managed this by drinking liters of Coca-Cola, eating packets of chocolate biscuits and going on the pill...

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