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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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Frazee
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Brother Mathias
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Jack Dunn
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George Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
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Stephen Caffrey ...
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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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

Every ball park except Fenway Park was portrayed by Wrigley Field (Cubs fans can tell just by looking at how the grass is cut by 1st and 3rd base). See more »

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When Ruth buys the farm while still a member of the Red Sox, the seller tells Ruth to "Get those Yankees." There was no big rivalry between the two teams at that time as the Yankees were not really seen as a viable threat to the Red Sox pennant chances. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry did not really form until sometime after Ruth was sold to the Yankees. 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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Featured in Tell Them Who You Are (2004) See more »

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Sweet Georgia Brown
Written by Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey and Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Orbert Davis and the Speakeasys
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John Goodman plays Babe Ruth as a clown
15 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Possibly the worst baseball bio-pic ever made. No relation to Ruth's actual career, you'd never guess he started out as a pitching star before graduating to the Sultan of Swat. Every home run Goodman hits goes out of the stadium. Not into the stands, but out of the stadium. When he's not hitting gigantic home runs, he flails around at the plate like a drunken klutz. It's complete nonsense. Ruth was a terrific athlete most of his career with a lifetime .342 batting average, only growing overweight toward the end. Goodman flaunts his bulk with no hint of athleticism and doesn't seem to play any actual baseball, he only shows up to hit the homers. He must be really good, too, because he barely has any teammates worth mentioning. Ruth dominated the Roaring 20s as a larger than life figure. Goodman's Ruth is merely large. If you wish to see Babe Ruth portrayed as a gross clownish moron, this is your chance.


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