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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.

Director:

Jeff Santo

Writer:

Jeff Santo

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ron Santo Ron Santo ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Farina ... Himself
Dennis Franz ... Himself
Pat Hughes Pat Hughes ... Himself
Joe Mantegna ... Himself / Narrator
Bill Murray ... Himself
William Petersen ... Himself (as William L. Petersen)
Gary Sinise
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Jeff Santo explores the life and career of his father, Chicago Cub great Ron Santo.

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chicago cubs | diabetes | baseball | See All (3) »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,252, 28 March 2004

Gross USA:

$270,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$270,014
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A portion of all proceeds from the release of the movie will/was (be) donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. See more »

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A great baseball story about a living legend!
30 April 2004 | by DalbefilmsSee all my reviews

"This Old Cub" is a funny and moving look at the life of Ron Santo, the great third baseman, and now excellent WGN broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs (with his partner, Pat Hughes - they make a great radio team!). Baseball fans will love the many great stories told - like what Santo did when he received his first major league paycheck, or how he over came a problem when he was very ill and seeing triple up at the plate. I was astonished to learn many things in this film; while I knew that Santo had diabetes, I did not know that people with his type of diabetes had only a life expectancy of 25 back when he was diagnosed with it. This movie will appeal to all people (not just baseball fans), because anytime you encounter a film about someone who so passionately loves what he does, and loves and appreciates life as immensely as Ron Santo does, that makes for an uplifting and joyful time at the movies. (A portion of the proceeds go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - all the more reason to see this terrific film!)


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