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The Religious Affiliation of Director
John Lee Hancock

From: Catherine M. Barsotti and Robert K. Johnston, Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith, Baker Books: Grand Rapids, Michigan (2004), page 111:
Director [of The Rookie] John Le Hancock, a faithful Catholic, has created a lyrical baseball movie that is also true to the game of life. The baseball episodes are fun to watch and suspenseful even though we know what the ending will be. They remind us of the importance of play both in and for itself and as a metaphor from which to learn about life.
From: Barsotti and Johnston, pages 24-25:
We also have chosen for this book movies such as The Rookie, Antwone Fisher, and Patch Adams, movies in which the influence of a Christian director is significant.

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