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This Old Cub (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 26 March 2004 (USA)
Jeff Santo explores the life and career of his father, Chicago Cub great Ron Santo.



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Ron Santo ...
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Pat Hughes ...
Himself / Narrator
Himself (as William L. Petersen)


Jeff Santo explores the life and career of his father, Chicago Cub great Ron Santo.

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This film was updated in 2012 to include the Ron Santo's statue celebration, the amazing send off from the Chicago Cubs after his passing, and finally the call to Baseball's Hall of Fame. See more »

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Great for anyone, particularly Cubs fans
7 May 2004 | by (Tempe, AZ) – See all my reviews

This Old Cub is not a cinematic masterpeice, but it is a nice movie from an up-and-coming filmmaker, Jeff Santo. He couldn't have had a better subject than his father, Ron Santo, to make a documentary film about.

This film chronicles Ron Santo's battle with diabetes (which has taken both of his legs), and also his quest to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Both storylines use celebrities and baseball players to tell the story of Santo and his impressive career as player and Cubs broadcaster.

But what the film is really about is Santo's undying positive attitude about his health and the Cubs. It's an inspirational story to anyone, and particularly those who have dealt with major health problems.

For die-hard Cubs fans like myself, it's a must-see. For anyone who enjoys documentary films or inspirational stories, This Old Cub is a great pick.

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