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One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1977)

True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball.

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Georgia LeFlore
Paul Benjamin ...
John LeFlore
James Luisi ...
Jimmy Karalla
Billy Martin ...
Himself
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Pee Wee Spencer
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Gerald LeFlore
Anthony Mockus Sr. ...
Board Chairman
Yaumilton Brown ...
LeRoy
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Antoine
James Spinks ...
Umpire
James Butsicaris ...
Himself
John McKee ...
Ralph Houk
Tom Erhardt ...
Parole Officer
James Karalla ...
Heckler
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True story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball.

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26 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Man of Passion  »

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It's no Field of Dreams, but it sure beats Tiger Town...

The film plays like a gritty documentary with nice character acting by LeVar Burton as Ron LeFlore. Without a doubt, the best Detroit Tiger film to date with great shots of old Tiger Stadium. Unlike the 1983 film Tiger Town, The Ron LeFlore Story doesn't get bogged down by Disney-esque sentimentality. A truly inspiring film. As has already been pointed out, this is an excellent made for TV classic. Sure, the film quality of this 70's movie is dated, but nothing beats a superb cameo appearance by the firey Billy Martin acting as himself.


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