MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 43,399 this week

When It Was a Game (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | History | Sport
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 269 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league ... See full summary »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 107 titles
created 28 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1782 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 267 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1179 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: When It Was a Game (TV Movie 1991)

When It Was a Game (TV Movie 1991) on IMDb 7.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of When It Was a Game.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Baseball (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis
The Bronx Is Burning (TV Series 2007)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."

Stars: Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, Daniel Sunjata
61* (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Director: Billy Crystal
Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall
Soul of the Game (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Black baseball greats, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, vie to be the first afro-American major leaguer, only to see the outspoken rookie, Jackie Robinson, be chosen.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Stars: Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson, Edward Herrmann
Bull Durham (1988)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
When It Was a Game 3 (TV Movie 2000)
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Andre Braugher, Kevin Costner
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Elden Auker ...
Himself (voice)
Red Barber ...
Himself (voice)
Yogi Berra ...
Himself (archive footage)
Clay Bryant ...
Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Roy Campanella ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ty Cobb ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Robert W. Creamer ...
Himself (voice)
Joe Cronin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Dizzy Dean ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bill Dickey ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Bobby Doerr ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league players and ballparks, many of the parks now defunct. Also included are literary readings, remembrances by former players, and baseball related music. Written by Mike Tuggle <dvdmike@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

baseball | home movie


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by When It Was a Game 2 (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brings back memories
8 February 2005 | by (san francisco, ca) – See all my reviews

I am of the age where I do not remember these players when they were playing but I my father remembered all these guys and it brings back wonderful memories of him talking about these players and going to games as a kid with him. I still get a nice feeling when I go to a game but I think it would have been really special to have gone to a game when these guys played. My father grew up in New York and he used to tell about this Polo Ground, Ebbets Field and Yankee Stadium. He loved the game until the day he passed away but I am sure he had special feelings about those early days. It was very emotional for me me to see guys like Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Bob Feller, etc, and to hear from announcers like Red Barber and Mel Allen. A wonderful documentary


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Closing credits poem HokieDarrell
Discuss When It Was a Game (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page