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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$17,530,973
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Trivia

James Cromwell goes on later to star in another movie Babe about a pig in 1995. See more »

Goofs

Babe and Claire met after he was sold to the Yankees, not before. In fact, they were introduced by James Barton before a Yankees-Washington Senators game. 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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Chaconne
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Interesting Movie with to much exaggeration of the truth
18 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

While I enjoyed the movie and John Goodman's performance, The Babe's weight was never near that of John and made him look like a lumbering athlete, which in fact he was not. While the Babe was not a role model, he was truly a hero ............. then and now.

He did not make the comments about Lou Gehrig shown in the movie. His problem with Lou Gehrig had to do with a party his wife went to ahead of the when Lou got to the party and Gehrig was upset his wife might have been intimate with The Babe, which is doubtful. Ruth and Gehrig had been close friends until Lou got jealous.

The Babe was not a bumbler on the ball field, only in life, due to his lack of class, which was caused by the lack of a loving family. He did have a great care for children, due his lack of having that during his upbringing. It was a good movie in terms of many things, but left those who have read the read biographies of The Babe, disappointed with how the so called facts were presented. The Babe will live on long after this movie, which I avoided for many years, due to figuring it was tainted ............. and it was, very tainted. I do have to say I still enjoyed most of the movie. Like many biographies to much poetic license was taken.


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