Sports biopic depicting the athletic, domestic, and emotional struggles of Jimmy Piersall (Anthony Perkins). He achieved stardom as a member of the Boston Red Sox but battled mental illness and intense pressure from his father.

  1. Robert Mulligan


  2. Raphael Blau


  3. Ted Berkman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Anthony Perkins

    Anthony Perkins

    Jim Piersall

  2. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden

    John Piersall

  3. Norma Moore

    Mary Piersall

  4. Adam Williams

    Adam Williams

    Doctor Brown

  5. Perry Wilson

    Mrs. John Piersall

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Fear Strikes Out
Fear Strikes Out


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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 20, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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