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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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Miller Huggins (as Joe Ragno)
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George Herman Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
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Colonel Jacob (Jake) Ruppert
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Johnny Sylvester
Gene Ross ...
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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 April 1992 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

Two of the many goofs in the film are the fact that Babe Ruth never hit an infield Homerun as depicted. While he did promise a sick Johnny Sylvester that he would hit a homerun for him he did not meet him in the hospital and he only promised him one homerun, not two as the film depicts. 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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Sweet Georgia Brown
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27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be appallingly bad. The actually story of Babe Ruth is fascinating, but the movie treats him as the same caricature that popular memory has created. Goodman's portrayal is shallow and treads on parody. He does manage to copy the voice of the Babe fairly well, but that only picks up about an hour into the film. Facts are disregarded throughout the story and confusing leaps through time distort his career.

Not for baseball fans, not for history fans, not for movie fans. The only people who might enjoy this are Red Sox fans, as the whole two hours does a great injustice to the most famous Yankee of them all.


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