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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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Johnny Sylvester (at 30)
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Storyline

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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Biography | Drama | Sport

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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17 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,011,205, 17 April 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,530,973
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Trivia

When he's in his last days of playing and he hits home runs, he can not touch first and walk back to the dugout , he's required to touch all the bases in order, not just first. Now if Ruth got a single, he could have a pinch runner but he would be out of the game. See more »

Goofs

Babe is shown receiving the news of Miller Huggins death at home during the off season (it is clearly winter). Huggins died in September, 1929 while the baseball season was still in progress, and the news came when Ruth and the Yankees were playing in Boston against the Red Sox. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Sylvester: You are the best, you are the best there's ever been.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Tell Them Who You Are (2004) See more »

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Chaconne
Written by Marie-Auguste Durand
Performed by Marysue Redmann
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The darker side of a baseball icon.
5 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Despite critical reviews, this is really an interesting movie. A different look at legendary home run slugger Babe Ruth. Very low budget and historically incorrect. A major league turn around from the William Bendix BABE RUTH STORY(1948). Rowdy and ribald and one of baseball's original heroes is shown drinking, cavorting, skirt chasing and deep in gluttony. The real "Bambino"? Not candy coated, but not honestly factual either. John Goodman is outstanding as the slugger of mammoth and mythical home runs. Kelly McGillis plays Clare Ruth. Also in the cast are Bruce Boxleitner, Joe Ragno and Peter Donat. Take it all in stride. It is only a movie and not engraved in granite.


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