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Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981)

Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues, and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard A. Colla

Writers:

Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (autobiography Maybe I'll Pitch Forever), Ronald Rubin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Leroy 'Satchel' Paige
Beverly Todd ... Lahoma Brown
Cleavon Little ... Rabbit
Ernie Barnes Ernie Barnes ... Josh Gibson
Clifton Davis ... Cool Papa Bell
Hal Williams ... Roberts
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Announcer
John Beradino ... Jake Wells
Jim Davis ... Mr. Wilkenson
Ossie Davis ... Chuffy Russell
Tonea Stewart ... Mama Paige (as Tommie Stewart)
J.R. Horne J.R. Horne ... Mr. Andrews
Donnie Walker Donnie Walker ... Sugar Boy Porter
Don Blakely ... Bartender
Candy Ann Brown ... Ramona
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Storyline

Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues, and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for Negroes, to his highs and lows in baseball, and in his personal life. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Leroy 'Satchel' Paige See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Davis' final film. See more »

Goofs

During the "All-Star Game" between the Negro League and the Major League, Josh Gibson (Ernie Barnes) and another player are seen wearing their usual Homestead Grays uniform while at bat instead of the Satchel All Stars uniform their team is wearing. See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Look Back
(Title Song)
Music by Jack Elliott
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Andrae Crouch
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No justice yet for Satchel Paige
9 August 2002 | by jamesrl48See all my reviews

Satchel Paige is a true American folk hero. The reason I gave this movie such a low rating is simply, how can you tell the story of this man in a standard length movie? It cannot be done anymore than it could have been done for George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. There is to much to Paige and no short movie can do justice to what many believe could have been the greatest pitcher in major league baseball. If, he would only have been given the chance. All this movie does is give one a taste for more. It is nothing more than a cheap, quickie which should have been at least a mini series.


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