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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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Johnny Sylvester (at 30)
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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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Biography | Drama | Sport

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,011,205 (USA) (17 April 1992)

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$17,530,973 (USA)
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Trivia

When interviewed during production of the film, John Goodman noted the irony of having to lose weight to play the part of Ruth. See more »

Goofs

Babe Ruth and his first wife, Helen, never divorced because they were both Roman Catholics. They were separated when Babe played for the Yankees as he lived in New York and Helen lived in rural Massachusetts. Babe married Clare Hodgson just a few months after Helen died in a house fire. 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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Diga Diga Doo
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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