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This Old Cub
This Old Cub
Actors: Ron Santo, Dennis Farina, Dennis Franz, Pat Hughes, Joe Mantegna
Director: Jeff Santo
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 26min

THIS OLD CUB is a joyous and tender illustration of one of baseball s living legends - Chicago Cubs broadcaster, superfan, and former third baseman Ron Santo. This grand slam of a sports documentary plays the highlights re...  more »


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Actors: Ron Santo, Dennis Farina, Dennis Franz, Pat Hughes, Joe Mantegna
Director: Jeff Santo
Creators: Garett Griffin, Hollywood Heard, Terence Pratt, Jeff Santo, Christopher Cibelli, Kevin Alexander Heard, Tim Comstock
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Baseball, Documentary, Docurama
Studio: Docurama
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 12/18/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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A GREAT Film about a GREAT guy!
Richard J. Goldschmidt | Oak Lawn, IL USA | 07/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought mutliple copies of this film last Fall at WRIGLEY and direct from the SANTO site! Jeff Santo (Ron's son)did a wonderful job with this documentary on his Dad! I had the pleasure of meeting RON a few times in recent years and he deserves a film like this and should be in the Hall of Fame. THIS OLD CUB is NOT just for CHICAGO CUBS's a film for everyone BUT if you like Baseball or know people suffering from Diabetes or suffer from it yourself, you will like the film that much more. GREAT extras on the DVD too!"
For die-hard Cubs fans like myself, it's a must-see.
Eric A. Guidice | L.A. | 07/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film chronicles Ron Santo's battle with diabetes (which has taken both of his legs), and also his quest to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Both storylines use celebrities and baseball players to tell the story of Santo and his impressive career as player and Cubs broadcaster.

But what the film is really about is Santo's undying positive attitude about his health and the Cubs. It's an inspirational story to anyone, and particularly those who have dealt with major health problems.

For die-hard Cubs fans like myself, it's a must-see. For anyone who enjoys documentary films or inspirational stories, This Old Cub is a great pick.
Simply beautiful
E. Dickman | Springfield, IL | 07/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People may look at this and think that it's just for Cubs fans (Which I can proudly say I am one). It is not the case. Whether you are a Cubs fan, suffer from Diabetes, are looking for a hero or want to see a film about a man who has overcome so many obstacles and never asked "Why me?"...this is your film. It is simply beautiful. Jeff Santo did an excellent job with the film. You will laugh. You will cry. You will stand up and applaud."
Ron Santo: Cub Forever
Margarine Hype | Cavernous Churn, IL | 09/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ron Santo should have a special place in every Cub fan's heart. Beyond that, this documentary should remind all bseball fans what the game is really about. Very few players these days exhibit the love of the game more than Ronny. In a day when money rules where players want to play, Santo shows how one man can truly love the city he plays for. This film proves beyond a doubt why Santo belongs in the Hall of Fame. It proves why Santo is the greatest Cub fan in history. It proves that no one bleeds Cubbie blue like Ronny.

Outside of the baseball context, this movie shows the power of the human spirit and a man's will to not only survive, but to inspire others to do the same. The footage of Ron coping with what diabetes has done to him will move even the most stoic person to tears. It is hard not to well up throughout this movie.

An essential for Cub fans, an essential for baseball fans, and a heart-warming story for those who just want to see the power of human will."