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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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Peter Donat ...
Frazee
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Brother Mathias
J.C. Quinn ...
Jack Dunn
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Huggins (as Joe Ragno)
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Ralph Marrero ...
Robert Swan ...
George Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
Bernard Kates ...
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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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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When Babe is in his hotel room his door opens and reveals the room number across the hall to be room #714 - an obvious reference to the total number of home runs the Babe hit during his career. See more »

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Production assistant visible wearing basketball shoes and carrying walkie-talkie in the walkways under the baseball stadium. See more »

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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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Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Orbert Davis and the Speakeasys
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The darker side of a baseball icon.
5 March 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – 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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