The Babe (1992)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  17 April 1992 (USA)
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Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Woodford Ruth
Peter Donat ...
Harry Frazee
Brother Mathias
J.C. Quinn ...
Jack Dunn
Miller Huggins (as Joe Ragno)
Ralph Marrero ...
Robert Swan ...
George Herman Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
Bernard Kates ...
Colonel Jacob (Jake) Ruppert
Stephen Caffrey ...
Johnny Sylvester
Gene Ross ...
Brother Paul


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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There Was Only One.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

17 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babe  »

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$17,530,973 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The transportation scenes were filmed at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illionis. The museum's Frisco 1630 steam locomotive and the observation car "Inglehome" were used. The museum's 1859 Chicago horse car was moved to Chicago's Webster Street for a cameo role as a Baltimore horse-drawn tram in the segment about Ruth's childhood days. See more »


When Ruth buys the farm while still a member of the Red Sox, the seller tells Ruth to "Get those Yankees." There was no big rivalry between the two teams at that time as the Yankees were not really seen as a viable threat to the Red Sox pennant chances. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry did not really form until sometime after Ruth was sold to the Yankees. See more »


Harry Frazee, Red Sox Owner: Half of everything I own just went down the drain with the "Gladiators of Broadway". The other half, is in the pocket of The Sultan of Swat, and he wants a raise and his own suites during road games.
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Interesting Movie with to much exaggeration of the truth
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I enjoyed the movie and John Goodman's performance, The Babe's weight was never near that of John and made him look like a lumbering athlete, which in fact he was not. While the Babe was not a role model, he was truly a hero ............. then and now.

He did not make the comments about Lou Gehrig shown in the movie. His problem with Lou Gehrig had to do with a party his wife went to ahead of the when Lou got to the party and Gehrig was upset his wife might have been intimate with The Babe, which is doubtful. Ruth and Gehrig had been close friends until Lou got jealous.

The Babe was not a bumbler on the ball field, only in life, due to his lack of class, which was caused by the lack of a loving family. He did have a great care for children, due his lack of having that during his upbringing. It was a good movie in terms of many things, but left those who have read the read biographies of The Babe, disappointed with how the so called facts were presented. The Babe will live on long after this movie, which I avoided for many years, due to figuring it was tainted ............. and it was, very tainted. I do have to say I still enjoyed most of the movie. Like many biographies to much poetic license was taken.

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