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Cobb (1994)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  2 December 1994 (USA)
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A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.

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Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words. However, when Stump spends time with Cobb, interviewing him and beginning to write, he realizes that the general public opinion is largely correct. In Stump's presence, Cobb is angry, violent, racist, misogynistic, and incorrigibly abusive to everyone around him. Torn between printing the truth by plumbing the depths of Cobb's dark soul and grim childhood, and succumbing to Cobb's pressure for a whitewash of his character and a simple baseball tale of his greatness, Stump writes two different books. One book is for Cobb, the other for the public. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Everyone hated this baseball legend. And he loved it.

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Rated R for strong language, and for scenes of nudity and violent behavior | See all certifications »

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$1,007,583 (USA)
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Tommy Lee Jones had broken his leg prior to filming. He performed most of his role in a cast. The scene in the ballgame was shot last, when he had regained some mobility. See more »

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Cobb is seen being treated by a black nurse at Emory University Hospital shortly before his death. In 1961, Georgia hospitals and their staff were still strictly segregated. See more »

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[Stump is in a bar with his friends]
Al Stump: We call ourselves writers! All we do is sit around talking about baseball and getting drunk a lot. You call that writing?
[All his friends: Yeah!]
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After the credits are complete and the screen is black, Jones is heard to say "Baseball was 100% of my life." See more »

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Conducted by Artie Butler
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tommy lee jones hits it out of the park
5 August 2000 | by (italy) – See all my reviews

I couldn't care less if Ty Cobb was the greatest baseball player who ever lived, but Tommy Lee Jones gives one of recent movie history's greatest performances as a dying man walking the blurry line between genius and insanity. Jones delivers his dialogue with perfect pitch and makes you yearn for the days (before television) when sports players claimed the space to be the unvarnished rotters so many of them must be to let loose with the kind of killer instincts it takes to win at professional sports. Jones get almost no help at all from the supporting cast, including Robert Wuhl, cable TV's "Arliss," whose rubbery face is just that: rubbery. He unattractively mugs his way through the key supporting role of Cobb's befuddled but entranced biographer-for-hire, Al Stump. Ron Shelton (the director and writer) doesn't know when to leave a point alone (he keeps hitting you over the head with them like a baseball bat) and the film could have used more flashbacks of Jones playing the younger Cobb, to let Jones' face out from behind the age makeup every once in a while. But finally none of that matters because Jones takes the picture between his teeth and never lets go of it; he shows you a 100 percent human being.

This is a good movie to rent if you're a woman who loves movies to watch with a man who doesn't readily share your enthusiasm. You'll both be fascinated.


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