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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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Huggins (as Joe Ragno)
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George Ruth Sr. (as Bob Swan)
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Colonel Ruppert
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Stephen Caffrey ...
Johnny Sylvester (at 30)
Gene Ross ...
Brother Paul
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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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Trivia

When Babe is in his hotel room his door opens and reveals the room number across the hall to be room #714 - an obvious reference to the total number of home runs the Babe hit during his career. See more »

Goofs

Contrary to popular belief, Babe Ruth did not hit three home runs in his last game in 1935. While the three-homer game against the Pittsburgh Pirates did occur, Ruth actually retired in between games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies a few days later. Babe grounded out in his final at-bat. 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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Crazy Credits

We All Miss You Ralph ["Ralph" = Ralph Marrero, who died before the film's release] See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Zombie Nightmare (1994) 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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Interesting Movie with to much exaggeration of the truth
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – 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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