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The Babe

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Two other motive bios of the Babe are: "Babe Ruth" (1991 Made-for-TV, directed by Mark Tinker and starring Stephen Lang, Bruce Weitz, Brian Doyle-Murray, Donald Moffat, Yvonne Suhor, Lisa Zane, and Pete Rose and "Ty Cobb") and "The Babe Ruth Story" (1948, directed by Roy del Ruth and starring William Bendix, Claire Trevor, and Charles Bickford). Not to be confused with the 1975 TV Movie "Babe" about the great female athlete, Babe Didrickson Zaharias. Babe Ruth himself starred in a 1927 film, "Babe Comes Home," with Anna Q. Nilsson and Abel Green. Variety gave him a positive review, noting that "As a film star, Babe (George Herman) Ruth delivers almost as handily as on the diamond, which is saying much both ways for the King of Swat." Wrigley Fields in Chicago was used in the film, as well as a stadium in Danville, Illinois. Matte paintings were used to simulate the other early ballparks. Color by Deluxe. Sound by Dolby. Matte paintings by Illusion Arts Inc.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 23126

  • Credits
    John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, Peter Donat, Richard Tyson
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Genial....Goodman does his best loveable slob turn and persuasively brings Babe Ruth to life..."
    New York Times

    "...A crucially colorful central performance..."
    USA Today

    "...Goodman does a nifty impersonation of Ruth....The movie is a crowd pleaser in the best sense, a giddy celebration of the man who gave baseball its magic..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Intelligent, well-intentioned, highly professional in all areas....Goodman is perfect for this role..."
    Los Angeles Times

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