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

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Helen Woodford Ruth
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Peter Donat ...
Harry Frazee
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Brother Mathias
J.C. Quinn ...
Jack Dunn
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Miller Huggins (as Joe Ragno)
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Robert Swan ...
George Herman Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
Bernard Kates ...
Colonel Jacob (Jake) Ruppert
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Stephen Caffrey ...
Johnny Sylvester
Gene Ross ...
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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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 April 1992 (USA)  »

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$17,530,973 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

During a game at Yankee Stadium in 1925, after Ruth strikes out, Lou Gehrig is shown hitting a ball that clears the center field back wall. In fact, no player ever hit a fair ball out of Yankee Stadium during a professional baseball game. 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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Here Come The Bostons
Written by Joe Liles
Performed by The Chiefs of Staff
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An excuse to cast John Goodman?
23 August 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I can't help but wonder if this film wasn't made more from an excuse to cash in on the popularity of John Goodman at the time of this film than an honest desire to portray the baseball icon. It would certainly explain the film's inaccuracies and rushed feel. I remember that around that time (late 80's, early 90s), Goodman seemed to be fairly popular. Can it be coincidence that somebody wanted to make a film about Babe Ruth at around the same time Goodman started receiving recognition in Hollywood? Honestly, I don't think so. At any rate, Goodman is miscast as Ruth. For one thing, Ruth wasn't really fat; more like broad and stocky. He was quite athletic and able to play the field - remember, there was no such thing as a designated hitter back then. In other words, offense isn't the only part of baseball; Ruth played defense too. Does this film ever show Ruth in the outfield? Can't say for sure because I didn't really watch the entire thing, but it's hard to imagine paunchy John Goodman fielding fly balls. The other thing is Goodman is simply unlikeable as Ruth. As we can see from film footage (including Pride of the Yankees), the real Ruth was energetic and charismatic. Goodman's Ruth is simply loud, crass and grating.


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