The Babe

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  • PG
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 5.9  (11,430)

"The Babe" is a biographical sports drama movie based on the life of one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Babe Ruth. The movie premiered in 1992, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring John Goodman as Babe Ruth, Kelly McGillis as Claire, and Trini Alvarado as Helen. The movie showcases Ruth's rise to stardom and his struggles with fame, fortune and relationships. It starts off with Ruth's humble beginnings in a Baltimore orphanage, where he develops a love for baseball. Ruth's love for baseball leads him to play for the Baltimore Orioles, which then led to him being signed by the Boston Red Sox.

In Boston, Ruth initially struggles to find his place in the team, but soon he proves his skills and becomes one of the team's most valuable players, securing five World Series for the Sox. However, despite his success on the field, Ruth struggles with his personal life. He falls for Claire, a nightclub singer, and marries her. But his constant womanizing and drinking, puts a strain on their relationship.

Things change for Ruth when he is traded to the New York Yankees in a controversial deal. Ruth becomes the star of the Yankees and leads them to four World Series Championships. However, his fame also leads him down a path of excess, partying, and infidelity.

Throughout the movie, Babe Ruth is shown as a complex character, who was a larger-than-life figure on the field, but who struggled with his demons off it. He has a larger-than-life personality, loves to eat, and drinks heavily. However, his charm and charisma endear him to many people despite his many flaws.

The movie also touches on various historical moments in baseball, such as Ruth's famous home run record in the 1927 season which the movie shabows that he broke it in his last game of the season. The movie also deals with themes of overcoming odds, redemption and forgiveness.

John Goodman delivers an outstanding performance as Babe Ruth. His portrayal of Ruth is nuanced and sensitive, capturing the complexity of this legendary figure. Kelly McGillis' portrayal of Ruth's wife, Claire, brings a much-needed human side to the movie. Trini Alvarado delivers a touching performance as Ruth's daughter.

In conclusion, "The Babe" is an entertaining and captivating movie that provides a unique insight into the life of Babe Ruth. It captures his rise to stardom, the controversies he faced, and his ultimate redemption. With outstanding performances from the cast and emotionally engaging story, the movie is definitely worth watching for anyone interested in baseball or legendary sports figures.

The Babe is a 1992 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (11,430)