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Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 September 2013 (USA)
'Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories' blends baseball with a redemptive story of sacrifice. In the words of the Gospel of John, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down ... See full summary »

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Richard Rossi

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Richard Rossi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Nieto ... Roberto Clemente
Marilinda Rivera ... Vera Clemente
Isaac Bar-Jonah ... Sangy
Charles Hoyes ... Danny Murtaugh
Daniel Favela-Gary Daniel Favela-Gary ... Luis Clemente
Richard Rossi ... Birddog
Roz Browne ... Mama Rose
Karis Rossi Karis Rossi ... Kathy Sanguillen
Ryan T. Husk ... Bill 'Maz' Mazeroski
Vianessa Castaños ... Luisa Clemente
Kevin Wilkins Kevin Wilkins ... Richie Hebner
Anthony D. Bell Anthony D. Bell ... Willie Stargell
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ... Jerry Eddington
Maryann Rachford Maryann Rachford ... Diane Eddington
Robb Salovich Robb Salovich ... Roger Melnick
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'Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories' blends baseball with a redemptive story of sacrifice. In the words of the Gospel of John, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends..." These words from scripture inspire Puerto Rican baseball superstar Roberto Clemente to make a difference, to die giving. The film traces the life of the greatest right fielder of all time, as he faces and overcomes the racist reporters of the Pittsburgh Press and struggles to prove his talents despite the baseball writers conspiring to cheat him out of his due recognition. Baseball's Last Hero is a love story at his core. Roberto meets the love of his life, Vera, and they create a family, a safe haven for Roberto who is plagued by nightmares and a growing sense he will die young. Roberto's love for the poor compels him on a mission of mercy. On New Year's Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente dies a hero's death, killed in ... Written by Richard Rossi Writer-Director

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baseball | pittsburgh pirates | See All (2) »

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Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends...

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Drama

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USA

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English

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30 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Baseball's Last Hero: The Roberto Clemente Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Richard Rossi raised the money for preproduction on Facebook, production on Kickstarter, and post-production on Indiegogo. See more »

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Roberto Clemente: Anytime you have the opportunity to help someone and you don't do it, you're wasting your time on earth.
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A must-have collectors item for baseball fans
2 October 2013 | by Steven SobekSee all my reviews

I first saw the movie at the premier showing in Pittsburgh. I especially enjoyed the live performance of the Clemente Theme Song by director and awesome guitarist, Richard Rossi (song now on YouTube at http://youtu.be/vgfSM8-C7xA ). Die-hard baseball fans will enjoy this film. I was an avid baseball card collector and faithful Pirate fan back in the 60's yet I didn't know most of the historical facts that were presented in this film. It's no wonder the audience at the Strand Theater erupted spontaneously in applause when the movie was over. They did a great job considering the fact that this was a low budget film. This DVD is a must-have collectors item for those of us who loved Clemente.


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