All Baseball Movies with Dennis Quaid (An Overview of Each!)

Dennis Quaid baseball movies

Dennis Quaid Baseball Movies

Dennis Quaid is an all-American actor and baseball is America's national pastime.

Both pair together nicely. 

It's no wonder then that a famous actor like Quaid has a cinematic connection to the game. 

In this article, we explore all Dennis Quaid baseball movies that have been made.

Ready? Read on!

How Many Baseball Movies with Dennis Quaid Are There?

There are four movies featuring Dennis Quaid that feature baseball to some extent. 

Let's dive into these films to learn more about Quaid’s involvement with the game.

The Rookie (2002)

The rookie movie poster

In "The Rookie," Dennis Quaid portrays Jim Morris, a true story about a baseball player who made an inspiring journey from high school coach to Major League pitcher. 

The movie follows Morris as he overcomes obstacles, including age and injuries, to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing in the big leagues with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Quaid's portrayal of Morris is filled with authenticity and emotion, which makes The Rookie a standout film. 

Alongside Quaid, Rachel Griffiths also delivered a great performance as Morris's supportive wife, which added a lot of depth to the storyline.

Key Facts:

  • Rating: G
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Director: John Lee Hancock
  • Writer: Mike Rich
  • Other Notable Appearances: Brian Cox, Angus T. Jones and Beth Grant
  • IMDB Score: 6.9 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 70%


The Hill (2023)

the hill featuring dennis quaid

The 2023 movie The Hill tells the true story of Rickey Hill, a kid obsessed with baseball who has dreams of playing in the big leagues despite having a debilitating spinal injury.

In the movie, Dennis Quaid plays Rickey’s Dad, and he initially isn't a big supporter of Rickey’s dreams. 

Overall, the story is inspirational and is something that is great to watch together with the family. 

Key Facts:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Director: Jeff Celentano
  • Writer: Angelo Pizzo, Scott Marshall Smith and Bill Chaffin 
  • Other Notable Appearances: Colin Ford, Scott Glenn, Joelle Carter
  • IMDB Score: 6.7 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97%


Frequency (2000)

Frequency featuring dennis quaid

While not strictly a baseball movie, "Frequency" deserves mention due to its connection to Dennis Quaid and the sport. 

In this supernatural thriller, Quaid stars as Frank Sullivan, a firefighter who communicates with his son, John, across time through an old ham radio. 

Baseball serves as a backdrop to the father-son bond, with Frank and John bonding over the New York Mets' historic World Series win in 1969. 

Quaid's portrayal of Frank Sullivan showcases his range as an actor, capturing the complexities of familial relationships amidst a backdrop of mystery and intrigue.

Key Facts:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Director: Gregory Hoblit
  • Writer: Toby Emmerich
  • Other Notable Appearances: Jim Caviezel, Andre Braugher and Elizabeth Mitchell
  • IMDB Score: 7.4 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 81%


I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

I never promised you a rose garden video

In only his second ever film appearance, Dennis Quaid briefly starred as a pitcher named “Shark” in the Oscar-nominated film I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Quaid only appeared in one scene. In it, he is pitching on an all-dirt baseball field when the main character (Deborah Blake played by Kathleen Quinlan) steps up to the plate and improbably connects with the ball.

This movie was one of the first credited film appearance of Quaid's career, coming when he was just 23 years old.

Key Facts:

  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Director: Anthony Page
  • Writers: Joanne Greenberg, Gavin Lambert and Lewis John Carlino
  • Other Notable Appearances: Bibi Andersson, Clint Howard and Reni Santoni
  • IMDB Score: 6.4 out of 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 54%


That's A Wrap!

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Scott Perry is the owner and lead author at Catchers Home. He's a former baseball player, a current coach, a husband and a Dad. He remains as passionate about baseball today as he was as a kid.