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The Babe (1992)

 -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  17 April 1992 (USA)
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Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.

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Helen Woodford Ruth
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Harry Frazee
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Brother Mathias
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Jack Dunn
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George Herman Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
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Johnny Sylvester
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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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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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$17,530,973 (USA)
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Both Beep Iams and Brendan Hutt are misbilled as Boys from St. Mary's. They were in fact, Boys in the Stands at Fenway Park, although their scene was cut in pre-production. See more »

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In the hospital scene, the doctor has a clipboard in his hand, then there is no clipboard, and then he has it again. See more »

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