A Mile in His Shoes
Dean Cain stars in this uplifting family drama as Arthur Murphy, manager of a minor-league baseball team that finds renewed inspiration when they hire new pitcher Mickey Tussler, a lad who happens to suffer from Asperger's syndrome.
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English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that A Mile in His Shoes is a Christian-themed baseball story about an autistic 18-year-old named Mickey who learns to be a winning pitcher in the minor leagues. The film goes to great lengths to show how Mickey perceives and comprehends the world around him, and on the whole, Mickey is presented with dignity and humanity. There is one minor instance where a player pulls a prank on Mickey, but the other players like Mickey for who he is and stand up for him. There is also a scene where Mickey is jumped by two men in masks in a park and punched in the face. Still, on the whole, A Mile in His Shoes is a wholesome baseball movie about compassion and understanding for those who are a little bit different from most.
- Sexual Content
- A girl who has been dating one of the players who is unfriendly to Mickey walks with him in a park. She asks Mickey if he's ever had a girlfriend and then kisses him.
- At an outdoor party, Mickey is attacked by two men in masks who threaten to break his arm. They beat him up and leave him lost and missing, wandering around the town in a confused state.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Belief in yourself and those around you overcomes all obstacles. Those with autism are capable of living full, satisfying lives, and those around them should treat them with respect and compassion.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- At an outdoor party at night in a park, characters are seen walking around drinking from plastic cups assumed to be filled with beer or another libation.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it