Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for ... See full summary »
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Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for Negroes, to his highs and lows in baseball and in his personal life. Written by
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A bio-pic that had no connection to the real story.
This was one of the most poorly constructed biographical pictures I've ever seen. There seemed to be almost no attempt to tell Satchel Paige's true-life story but was instead a predictably sentimental and overwrought depiction of a man who was far more interesting in real life. I could barely force myself to view the second hour. My husband got up and left the room after the first half-hour. Paige deserves more. Gossett did little research into what Paige was like, the director set up the shots poorly, the pitching looked like it was in slow motion, considering Paige pitches were around 100 mph. All in all a real disappointment for us who are respectful fans of the real Satchel Paige.
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