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- For other uses, see Babe.
The Babe is a 1992 biographical film about the life of famed baseball player Babe Ruth.
- Written by John Fusco, directed by Arthur Hiller.
There Was Only One.
- You are the best, you are the best there's ever been.
- Half of everything I own just went down the drain with the "Gladiators of Broadway." The other half is in the pocket of The Sultan of Swat, and he wants a raise and his own suites during road games.
- Helen Woodford Ruth: Let me tell you something. I'm not on the dark of it anymore. The only thing I don't understand now was why they ever let you out because you are incorrigible. [shocked at Helen's revelation, Babe Ruth loses his temper and shoves the food cart before flipping the bowl in her face] That's it, it's over.
- Babe Ruth: Come on, kid. Don't say that. Let's have a rib and forget about this. You're right, I've been bad.
- Helen Woodford Ruth: No! I am through, George!
- Babe Ruth: Helen, give me a chance. We'll let waysides be waysides. Don't leave me like this, all right?
- Helen Woodford Ruth: I am through with chances, George. I'm through with us. I'm taking Dorothy back to Boston and I'm filing for divorce.
- There Was Only One.
Quotes about the film
- Apart from being a bad film in the first place, aside from being superficially written, aside from being shot with little sense of time or place, the movie portrays Babe Ruth as a man almost completely lacking in the ability to have, or to provide, happiness. Spending these 115 minutes with the Babe is a little like being jammed into the window seat on a long-distance bus, next to a big guy with beer and cigars on his breath and nothing to talk about but his next meal and his last broad.
- Roger Ebert, "The Babe," RogerEbert.com (17 April 1992).
- Less a biography than a baseball movie, "The Babe" is a muddy field of dreams fertilized with a whole lot of Bull Durham. Loosely based on George Herman Ruth's life, this shallow, soap-operatic treatment makes the man fit the myth. And bigger-than-life or not, he rattles around inside there like the prize in a Cracker Jack box.
- Rita Kempley, "The Babe," Washington Post (17 April 1992).
- John Goodman – Babe Ruth
- Kelly McGillis – Claire Hodgson Ruth
- Trini Alvarado – Helen Woodford Ruth
- Bruce Boxleitner – Jumpin' Joe Dugan
- Peter Donat – Harry Frazee, Red Sox owner
- James Cromwell – Brother Mathias
- J.C. Quinn – Jack Dunn
- Joe Ragno – Miller Huggins
- Richard Tyson – Guy Bush
- Ralph Marrero – Ping Bodie
- Bob Swan – George Herman Ruth Sr.
- Bernard Kates – Colonel Jacob Ruppert
- Michael McGrady – Lou Gehrig
- Danny Goldring – Bill Carrigan
- Guy Barile – Johnny Torrio
- Bernie Gigliotti – Al Capone
- Ian McCabe – kid who fails math test
- W. Earl Brown – Herb Pennock
- Thom C. Simmons – Bill McKechnie
- Rick Reardon – Ernie Shore
- Randy Steinmeyer – Ty Cobb
- Wayne Messmer – Yankee Stadium announcer
- Larry Cedar – Forbes Field announcer
- Michael Kendall – Jack Warhop
- Harry Hutchinson – Tris Speaker
- Irma P. Hall – Fanny Baily
- Stephen Caffrey – Older Johnny
- The Babe quotes at the Internet Movie Database
- The Babe at Allmovie
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