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, A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship.
I've seen quite a few sports films lately, so my expectations for this film were not very high. Most films such as this are very predictable and not worth watching more than once. This film, however, although somewhat predictable, had a lot more to offer than the typical sports films. Both heartwarming and family-friendly, the storyline is inspirational and the characters likeable. The outstanding acting of the main characters is also a plus for this film. Dean Cain did an amazing job of portraying a compassionate baseball coach, and Luke Schroder was very believable in his role as a young man with Asperger's syndrome. I really enjoyed the hopeful storyline (which was, thankfully, free from objectionable content) and think this would be a great film to show the entire family on movie night.
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