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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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Robert Swan ...
George Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
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Colonel Ruppert
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Stephen Caffrey ...
Johnny Sylvester (at 30)
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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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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Trivia

James Cromwell goes on later to star in another movie Babe about a pig in 1995. 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

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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We All Miss You Ralph ["Ralph" = Ralph Marrero, who died before the film's release] See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Batter Up! (2011) See more »

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Here Come The Bostons
Written by Joe Liles
Performed by The Chiefs of Staff
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Are you kidding me?
20 September 2012 | by (BETHLEHEM, GA) – See all my reviews

This might not be the biggest flop in baseball movie history, but it was definitely the biggest baseball "blockbuster" flop of all time. There was a lot of hype for this movie when it came out so a lot of people went to see it, me included. I couldn't have been more disappointed. It was just so cheesy! Almost to the point that I was embarrassed to be in the theater! That scene where Ruth hits a pop fly in the infield where no one can find it while he rounds all 4 bases was so over the top I had to excuse myself to go get some popcorn. I understand that directors tend to change the story of historical figures a bit to make the story more interesting, but most of what was shown in the movie wasn't even remotely historically accurate! John Goodman did an OK job as Babe Ruth the man, but his baseball play was just painful to watch. The next time a Hollywood director wants to make a sports movie they need to at least know a little about the sport they are making the movie about. Don't even bother watching this movie, its a waste of time and an insult to the great Babe Ruth.


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