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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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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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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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$17,530,973 (USA)
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During Babe's Three Home Run Game at the end of his career, a "designated runner" runs the bases from first on the first two home runs. Not only is this historically inaccurate, but inconsistent with baseball rules as well. Had another completed a run around the bases, Ruth would only have been credited with a single, and been ineligible to play in the rest of the game on the basis of having been replaced by a Pinch Runner. See more »

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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 »

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This Went Too Far The Other Way
12 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is what modern-day Hollywood does to most icons, to most of our "heroes." It, generally speaking, trashes them, emphasizing the bad in their lives over the good.

While the 1948 Babe Ruth Story way over-sugarcoated Ruth's story, this new version portrays this sports hero - perhaps the most famous sports personality in American history - to the other extreme, of course. Why can't Hollywood just be neutral on these biographies? Show the good and bad, but be fair about it.

If you read about Babe Ruth, it's astonishing to find out just how big a celebrity he was in his lifetime: literally bigger-than-life, and the fact so many people know his name and face over 90 years after he started playing Major League Baseball is a testimony to that. Much of what Ruth did was good stuff, especially with kids and charities, but he also had a crude, rough side to him and a life that had more than its share of sufferings. He was, indeed, and complex and fascinating human being. One thing that is outright lie: the plot line as written on the title page here saying ' {Babe) is unheroic to those who know him." No, all the old players said for years afterward how much they all liked Ruth, what a great guy he was and generous to a fault."

Ruth's bad points should be pointed out, but this movie dwells too much on the unpleasant scenes which is probably one good reason why it wasn't a hit movie. Hollywood just doesn't get it: people don't want mostly negative stuff, especially about their heroes.

Anyway, John Goodman did a fine job of playing Ruth. He didn't write the script, so I am not upset with him. Kelli McGillis is a pretty woman and also adds nicely to the film as Ruth's strong wife, "Clare."

Also, the movie is still interesting, especially if you're a baseball fan. But, as a big fan, I would like to have enjoyed this movie and bought the VHS (now DVD) and viewed it many times .....but it's not fun to watch.


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