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The Babe (1992)

Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.

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Helen Ruth
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Frazee
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Brother Mathias
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Jack Dunn
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Huggins (as Joe Ragno)
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George Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
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Johnny Sylvester (at 30)
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Brother Paul
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Traces the career of Babe Ruth from his days as a youngster in an orphanage to his last days as a manager. Includes such moments as the famous predicted home run and the promise to little Johnny. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for rude language, some sexual situations, and for a scene of pre-teen alcohol/tobacco consumption | See all certifications »

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17 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,011,205 (USA) (17 April 1992)

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$17,530,973 (USA)
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Trivia

When Babe is in his hotel room his door opens and reveals the room number across the hall to be room #714 - an obvious reference to the total number of home runs the Babe hit during his career. See more »

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Production assistant visible wearing basketball shoes and carrying walkie-talkie in the walkways under the baseball stadium. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Sylvester: You are the best, you are the best there's ever been.
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We All Miss You Ralph ["Ralph" = Ralph Marrero, who died before the film's release] See more »

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Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Orbert Davis and the Speakeasys
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People expected too much from this film
20 August 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

"The Babe" was a wonderful film. If critics want to nitpick it by commenting on the "authenticity" of the film like saying that all the games were played on the same field just re-organized, and making negative comments about about the film portraying the "dark side" of Babe Ruth, etc, I guess that's fine, but give the film what it deserves. First of all, John Goodman did an amazing job.

The truth is that Babe was a very confused person. He is probably baseball's greatest legend, but he did have some serious problems with women and alcohol. His childhood was a mess in many ways. He didn't know how to be married or to be a Father to a child. Everyone has issues. Accept the documented facts that he was not an angel. He had a huge heart and loved to do things for people. He also had his own demons to overcome and most of us do. I know that the film added a few things that may or may not have happened and I know that many things were left out, but unfortunately this is the way it has to be in ALL films like this. There is NO way to capture every single thing that the Babe ever did in less than 2 hours. They just have to do the best job they can with the time they have to work with.

This film was genuinely uplifting and to all who only saw the negative side of this film, shame on you. John Goodman is a huge Babe fan and even he felt that this was an acurate portrayal of the Bambino. The film is inspiring, positive for the most part and it's made me feel good every time I've seen it.


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