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Babe Ruth - The Life Behind the Legend
Babe Ruth - The Life Behind the Legend
Actors: Liev Schreiber, Babe Ruth, Jean Shepherd
Genres: Television, Sports, Documentary
NR     2002     1hr 0min

Considered by many to be the greatest baseball player who ever lived, he was a legend in his own time, and for all time. This is the extraordinary life of the man who changed the face of baseball.


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Actors: Liev Schreiber, Babe Ruth, Jean Shepherd
Creators: George Roy, Rick Bernstein, Ross Greenburg, Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres: Television, Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Baseball, Documentary, Biography
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/02/2002
Original Release Date: 08/16/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 08/16/1998
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

You won't be dissapointed
Patrick M. Rood | Seattle, WA United States | 01/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is quite frankly the finest documentary on the life and times of Babe Ruth that I've seen. I was mesmorized from start to finish; an absolute gem and a must for any Babe Ruth fan."
David L. Grundvig | Magna, Utah United States | 06/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unique, never before seen clips and stories. Very balanced and skilled in representing Ruth with his strengths and weaknesses. This vhs represents his life from reform school to death.

Indicates how he influenced America during the hard times and changed baseball forever. Despite Ruth's rough life style his talents and popularity are unprecedented and unquestioned. This was the age before good equipment (bats, gloves, etc), and strength enhancing drugs.

Very good narration and dialogue on this vhs. Highly recommend it for baseball and history fans alike. There will never be another Ruth and he's the proof and that's the truth. Look how his totality of records have stood the test of time and are the measure to which others are compared.

This is my favorite baseball documentary for the subject matter, quality, balance, nostalgia, historical setting, etc.

An hour well spent."
desertrose1294 | 10/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those of us who who grew up and still feel the Babe as mythical, this is great DVD coverage of the player who proved unbelievable as a human being. Coverages of games and warm ups attempt to bring the seriousness of the organized game since it was still a time when baseball was fun and fantasy. Yet the babe made it look so easy. With players still alive who played with him, a perfectly biographed story from beginning to end and garunteed to watch more than twice."
Love the babe
desertrose1294 | 07/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this story of babe ruth is the best youll find anywhere."