MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,379 this week

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Sport  |  October 1998 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 705 users   Metascore: 75/100
Reviews: 21 user | 34 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 25 Jan 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 Apr 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 27 Aug 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.
14 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg
Stars: Nicholas Kristof, Brian Steidle
Up for Grabs (2004)
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball." Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run ball sparks a melee in the stands at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Wranovics
Stars: Marty Appel, Barry Bonds, Patrick Hayashi
Murderball (2005)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the actress, writer, and broadcasting pioneer Gertrude Berg.

Director: Aviva Kempner
Stars: Gertrude Berg, Lewis Berg, Sara Chase
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A career retrospective of Fishbone, an all African-American rock band from Los Angeles who created a high energy blend of funk, metal, ska, and punk and experienced a career as chaotic and unique as the music they created.

Directors: Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler
Stars: Norwood Fisher, Angelo Moore, Chris Dowd
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy
Blindsight I (2006)
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Director: Lucy Walker
Stars: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After 46 years in exile, former major league baseball star Luis Tiant returns to Cuba, where he encounters unexpected demons and receives unexpected gifts from his family.

Director: Jonathan Hock
Stars: Carlton Fisk, Peter Gammons, George McGovern
Mantle (TV Movie 2005)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary profiling the life and career of Mickey Mantle. Includes interviews with former teammates, family, and celebrities.

Director: George Roy
Stars: Mickey Mantle, Maury Allen, Mel Allen
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast
Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King
Afghan Star (2009)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.

Director: Havana Marking
Stars: Habib Amiri, Setara Hussainzada, Rafi Naabzada
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Rosenwald Schools by Aviva Kempner is a documentary about how Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who rose to head Sears, partnered with Booker T. ... See full summary »

Director: Aviva Kempner
Stars: George C. Wolfe, Julian Bond, Eugene Robinson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reeve Brenner ...
Himself - interviewee (as Rabbi Reeve Brenner)
Hank Greenberg ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself - interviewee
Alan M. Dershowitz ...
Himself - interviewee (as Alan Dershowitz)
Carl Levin ...
Himself - interviewee (as Senator Carl Levin)
Stephen Greenberg ...
Himself - interviewee
Joseph Greenberg ...
Himself - interviewee (as Joe Greenberg)
Max Ticktin ...
Himself - interviewee (as Rabbi Max Ticktin)
Bill Mead ...
Himself - interviewee
Lou Gehrig ...
Himself (archive footage)
Basil 'Mickey' Briggs ...
Himself - interviewee
Don Shapiro ...
Himself - interviewee
Bert Gordon ...
Himself - interviewee
Joe Falls ...
Himself - interviewee
Henry Ford ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

The story of Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Greenberg is told through archival film footage and interviews with Jewish and non-Jewish fans, his former teammates, his friends, and his family. As a great first baseman with the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg endured antisemitism and became a hero and source of inspiration throughout the Jewish community, not incidentally leading the Tigers to Major League dominance in the 1930s. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When America Needed Heroes, A Jewish Slugger Stepped To The Plate.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1998 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,371 (USA) (21 January 2000)

Gross:

$1,703,901 (USA) (27 October 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(archive footage)|
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Hank Greenberg: You only remember the ones you lost.
See more »

Connections

Features The Stratton Story (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Mayn Tayere Ikh Hob Dikh Lib
Music by Ilia Trilling
Lyrics by Oscar Ostroff
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nostalgia Personified
4 March 2000 | by (Bay Shore, New York) – See all my reviews

As a young girl, I remember his name so well. However, the documentary brought back so many memories. I can't believe that I had actually forgotten about "Greenberg Gardens." I also was somewhat amazed that there were more young people in the audience, than usually seen in a film, that I thought would basically attract older people. Which goes to prove that baseball is and always has been a great national pastime. As a much older girl now, I'm still enamored of him as much as ever. Also the fine production and direction that went with it. Hank, I'll never forget you.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page