The Babe PG

The Babe
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  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 1, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette:
      1. SLIDE, BABE, SLIDE
      2. JUST PALS
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 7,349
What could have been the Raging Bull of baseball movies becomes the nibble of a mouse on the legend of a giant. Full Review
Rolling Stone
May 9, 2014
...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
Apr 24, 1992
Rating: 3/5 -- John Goodman perfectly captures the hero's commitment, enthusiasm, insecurity and weaknesses, and helps distract from the fact that the film is episodic, not cinematic. Full Review
Radio Times
May 9, 2014
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Hiller and Wexler compliment Goodman's performance by visually conveying the underside of the baseball milieu, depicting the behind-the-scenes machinations with the dark-toned glow of the Inferno. Full Review
TV Guide
May 9, 2014
Goodman was born to play this role, but John Fusco was not born to write this screenplay, and Arthur Hiller was not born to direct this movie. Full Review
Christian Science Monitor
May 9, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- It's a movie with a heart as big as the Babe's and a story line as untidy as his eating binges. Full Review
Baltimore Sun
May 9, 2014
It's not a bad movie. But its sentiments are faster than its reflexes. By the time it tries to uncoil a home-run swing, the ball has already vanished. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2014

Product Description:

A poignant dramatization of the phenomenal life of baseball legend Babe Ruth, from his reform-school childhood to his reigning years on the diamond and retirement from the game.

Plot Synopsis:

Biography of baseball player George Herman "Babe" Ruth.
"The Babe" begins with Ruth's days in a Baltimore boys' school where Brother Mathias takes Babe under his wing and teaches him to play baseball. The film then follows him through his phenomenal career and chaotic personal life.

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Production Notes:

  • 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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  • Sales Rank: 13,252
  • UPC: 025192312625
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