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This Old Cub
This Old Cub
Actors: Ron Santo, Dennis Farina, Joe Mantegna, Bill Murray, William Petersen
Director: Jeff Santo
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 26min

This Old Cub is an acclaimed documentary about former nine-time all-star third baseman, broadcaster, and Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo and his lifelong battle with diabetes. Santo was the first and only major league positi...  more »


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Actors: Ron Santo, Dennis Farina, Joe Mantegna, Bill Murray, William Petersen
Director: Jeff Santo
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Baseball, Documentary, Documentary
Studio: Grand Canyon Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/02/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Cheryl H. from BETHEL PARK, PA
Reviewed on 9/9/2013...
Loved seeing old film from the Cubs I loved and watched in 1969!

Movie Reviews

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."