In “The Comeback Kid,” Bubba Newman is a down-and-out former minor league baseball player in search of a new direction. Finding purpose as a coach for a group of underprivileged kids, Bubba not only rekindles his love for the game but also embarks on a budding romantic relationship, rejuvenating his life in unexpected ways.

When a young player on his team is tragically killed in a car accident, the tragedy forges stronger bonds between Bubba and his young athletes. United in their grief and resilience, the group finds a renewed sense of determination and commitment to succeed. Through this emotional journey, the film delves into themes of redemption, community ties, and the uplifting power of second chances.

The Comeback Kid | April 11, 1980 (United States) 5.7
Director: Peter LevinWriter: Joe S. LandonStars: John Ritter, Susan Dey, Doug McKeonSummary: A down and out former minor league ballplayer finds romance and a renewed zest for life when he takes a job coaching a group of underprivileged kids.


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