release year: 1992
viewing setting: home DVD, 3/7/10
synopsis: An incorrigible kid grows up to become the greatest baseball star of his time, and perhaps any time.
impressions: This was pretty good. It loosely follows the events of Babe Ruth's life, showing many of his traits (his appetite, his fun-loving approach to the game, his generosity to others.)
something this movie has that no other movie has: A pre-teenage kid who can hit home runs off of an adult pitcher.
acting: John Goodman is Babe Ruth, and does a good job with this larger-than-life role. Trini Alvarado is his somewhat-naive first wife, and Kelly McGillis is his second wife.
final word: Good baseball biography/movie.
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