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Babe Ruth (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  October 1991 (USA)
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A film based on the home-run legend's life.

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Babe Ruth - A Lenda do Beisebol  »

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According to a Sports Illustrated article, Rose impressed the film producers with his professionalism on the set. He knew his lines, delivered them without sounding like he was just reciting words and was able to easily adjust whenever the director suggested changes in pace on alternative takes. Rose attributed his ease in front of the camera to doing many commercials. "I do what the director tells me to do," he said. See more »

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The movie depicts the Yankees winning the 1923 World Series on a game six, bottom-of-the-ninth, walk-off home run by Babe Ruth. In fact, Ruth hit his home run in the top of the first inning of a 6-4 Yankees win. See more »

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Superior To Goodman!
16 April 1999 | by (Athens, OH) – See all my reviews

This 1991 NBC-TV movie aired six months before John Goodman's big-screen version of the life of Babe Ruth came out. For my money, there is no comparison between the two. The TV production isn't perfect but it presents the Babe's story with more depth and complexity than Goodman's one-dimensional telling. I especially enjoyed the film's depiction of the complex love-hate relationship Ruth had with Yankee manager Miller Huggins, who always understood his star player's brilliance and also kept trying to point out why Ruth's own character flaws would never let him become a manager or leader of players. The TV-movie rightly notes how Ruth never fulfilled his dream of managing the Yankees because of his flaws, while the horrible Goodman version tries to push the falsehood that Ruth was denied what should have been his for the taking.

This film makes a great companion piece to "Eight Men Out" since the story starts with Ruth's arrival in New York in 1920, one year after the Black Sox Scandal and when his home run exploits literally saved baseball from ruin. Indeed, the continuity between the two films is even accentuated with John Anderson reprising his "Eight Men Out" role as Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis.


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