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Babe Ruth (1991)

A film based on the home-run legend's life.

Director:

Mark Tinker

Writers:

Robert W. Creamer (book), Kal Wagenheim (book) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lang ... George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Marshall Hunt
Donald Moffat ... Jacob Ruppert
Yvonne Suhor ... Helen Woodford Ruth
Bruce Weitz ... Miller Huggins
Lisa Zane ... Claire Hodgson Ruth
William Lucking ... Brother Matthias
Neal McDonough ... Lou Gehrig
John Anderson ... Judge Landis
Pete Rose ... Ty Cobb
Cy Buynak Cy Buynak ... Eddie Bennet
William Flatley ... Emil Fuchs
Stephen Prutting Stephen Prutting ... Jimmy Walker
Frankie Thorn ... Lady in Hotel
Thomas Wagner ... Bill Killefer
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A film based on the home-run legend's life.

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Trivia

John Anderson, who played Judge Landis; played the same role in "8 Men Out". See more »

Goofs

The movie depicts Babe hitting the first home run at Yankee Stadium against the Tigers. However, the Stadium Opening game, in which Babe hit the Stadium's Home Run, was against the Red Sox. See more »

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Best Rendering to date
14 October 2004 | by dfree30684See all my reviews

If you've seen either the sappy, sanitized 1948 THE BABE RUTH STORY with the woefully undersized William Bendix as the Babe; or THE BABE with the consistently over-sized John Goodman (Ruth was never that large)...you owe it to yourself to watch this take.

An honest effort has been made to depict the Babe with all his colorful sides and darker, less likable shades to his character. it's nearly an impossible task to portray a larger than life, legendary personage, but Steven Lang does a more than credible job.

Great care has been taken to depict the era, styles and mindsets of all the principals in Ruth's life and Ruth/Lang is on side the cheerful, over the top big kid and also the greedy, petulant, spoiled brat who feels he should always get his way, even when he knows he's dead wrong.

There's a clever cameo in mid film by Pete Rose, the current all time baseball career hit leader, as Ty Cobb (who's record he broke).

Sadly, life in regards to how Ruth dealt with his two wives and daughters didn't come to him as easily as baseball did. Here he doesn't fare as well as he did on the babeball diamond. The film touches on all this and his desire to be a big league manager, despite his failings to manage himself are also dealt with

honestly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babe Ruth - Die Baseball-Legende See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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