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Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981)

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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(autobiography Maybe I'll Pitch Forever),
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Lahoma Brown
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Rabbit
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Josh Gibson
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Cool Papa Bell
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Roberts
Taylor Lacher ...
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Jake Wells
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Mr. Wilkenson
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Chuffy Russell
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Mama Paige (as Tommie Stewart)
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Mr. Andrews
Donnie Walker ...
Sugar Boy Porter
Don Blakely ...
Bartender
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Ramona
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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 Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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31 May 1981 (USA)  »

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A História de Leroy 'Satchel' Paige  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jim Davis' final film. See more »

Goofs

During the "All-Star Game" between the Negro League and the Major League, Josh Gibson (Ernie Barnes) and another player are seen wearing their usual Homestead Grays uniform while at bat instead of the Satchel All Stars uniform their team is wearing. See more »

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Don't Look Back
(Title Song)
Music by Jack Elliott
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Andrae Crouch
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Skip This Movie And Read The Book Instead
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Boy, here's a classic case of a book being far better than the ensuing movie. Paige's autobiography was entertaining and both informative and humorous.

This film, thanks to a few things like actors who have no clue how to throw or hit a baseball, make the story lose credibility. Lou Gossett, playing Paige, can't throw which kind of hurts since Paige was a pitcher! Duh!! All-time great Negro League hitter Josh Gibson (Ernie Barnes), the "Babe Ruth" of his league, looks like a Little Leaguer with his horrible swing.

Meanwhile, the romance and the prejudice angles are all way out of proportion to Paige's book. Skip this film; read the book. It's far, far better.


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