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Baseball - Dem Bums: The History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Tales from the Dodgers clubhouse featuring Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and others.
Rating 4.9
11 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • NTSC
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by

Description by OLDIES.com:

Newspapers called them the "Trolley Dodgers" in 1895, describing the difficulty baseball fans had while crossing trolley lines on the way to the ballpark, and the name "Brooklyn Dodgers" stuck. Their proud baseball history changed America forever in 1947, when Dodger Jackie Robinson played in his first major league game, breaking the color-barrier. That same year, the Dodgers entered their Golden Age with a team built around legendary all-time greats Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella. For the next decade, this super team had their hearts broken so often in the World Series by crosstown rivals, The New York Yankees, that the Brooklyn slogan became "Wait 'til next year!" In 1955, "The Boys Of Summer" finally became World Champions when they defeated The Yankees in 7 games, in one of the greatest World Series ever.

Bonus Features -

The Boys Of Summer: Exclusive in-depth biographies of Dodger greats including Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella.

Tales From The Clubhouse: Former Dodger players recall some of the great Brooklyn teams of the 1947-1957 era.

Product Description:

Taking an informative look at the history of the Brooklyn Dodgers, DEM BUMS presents all the highs and lows supporters of the team have been subjected to over the years. With two huge teams as their biggest rivals--namely the New York Giants and the New York Yankees--the Dodgers have never had things easy. But with a welter of star names having passed through their ranks, they were always been able to compete at the highest level.

Plot Keywords:

American History | Baseball Players | Documentary

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.9
Based on 11 ratings.
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Rating 5.0 "Dem Bums" a leisurely stroll around the bases Movie Lover: from Clarkston, GA US -- March, 2, 2010

This documentary will become deeper steeped in nostalgia as the years pass. Having grown up in the 'Fifties, I was constantly aware of the Dodgers' many cliffhangers with the Yankees. I liked the team history the best of the documentaries. The individual bios of Snider, Hodges, and Reese were very well done, thought I could have done with less talk about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier and more about his baseball skills, particularly his base stealing. Are fans aware that he shook up the National League his rookie year by stealing home six times, five in the first half of the season? To pull it off, he used a kind of daring that he'd learned in the Negro Leagues, but which was new to the Big Leagues. Also, there is scant mention of his MVP season in 1949. We also hear from New Newcombe only in passing. To me, he was a fascinating figure. For two years, 1955-1956, he was the dominant pitcher in the league. He was a big guy (6-4, 240) and threw the hardest ball ever, like a rock when it made contact with the bat. His well-known fear of flying, which did not completely respond to psycho-hypnosis and effectively ended his career when the team moved to L.A., made him more all the more intriguing. No one blamed "Newk" for it; people are like that. Fifty years after the fact, I still find myself saying "Brooklyn Dodgers." Can't help it.


Rating 5.0 Dem Bums Movie Lover: from Indianapolis, IN US -- January, 28, 2009

The DVD was awesome!!! I enjoyed it tremendously.
I will be loking at other products in the near future.
Aaron Henderson


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  • UPC: 089218554994
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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