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    Ok, which Bath Ruth film sucked more? The 1948 William Bendix film or the 1992 John Goodman film?




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    1948 William Bendix film
    65.00%
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    1992 John Goodman film
    35.00%
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    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 06-29-2012, 12:22 PM.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    Sorry, but to make an informed choice I'd have to watch both films again, and that's not going to happen.
    They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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    • #3
      It's been about a thousand years since I saw the Bendix film. I really wanted to like the Goodman film but was really really unhappy with it. I knew it was in trouble in the first 10 minutes when they showed The Babe as a fat kid in the orphanage.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
        Sorry, but to make an informed choice I'd have to watch both films again, and that's not going to happen.
        Same here, two of the worst sports movies ever.
        Did not depict the real Babe.

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        • #5
          The John Goodman film is like watching Casablanca when you compare it ot he Bendix version.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
            Ok, which Bath Ruth film sucked more? The 1948 William Bendix film or the 1992 John Goodman film?




            It's a coin flip HWR.
            Depicting Ruth as a big clumsy oaf.

            Babe and Claire were not satisfied with William Bendix playing Babe. I don't recall the actor Claire wanted to play the part but he was involved in another movie at that time. It was believed that Hollywood was not willing to wait because they were aware Babe had only weeks to live and they wanted the movie get the movie out around the time of his death. The movie's first showing was July 26, 1948 and he passed away August 16, 1948.
            The mover was panned by most critics.

            The other stinker, Goodman movie, another loser.

            Not sure and I will never know because I will never watch it again, there was one scene if I recall correctly that was absurd.
            Babe hits a home run and when he gets to first base........... a pinch runner take over for him. Why, I don't recall , maybe suffering a hang over, can't remember, but even some luke warm fans know this never happens in the real game.

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            • #7
              There is one very good Babe movie, made for TV and shown in 1992, looked everywhere can't find it.
              Title "The Babe" starring Stephan Lang, this is a very good one..................I'm still looking for it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                The John Goodman film is like watching Casablanca when you compare it ot he Bendix version.
                Impossible- it was toooooo bad.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                  There is one very good Babe movie, made for TV and shown in 1992, looked everywhere can't find it.
                  Title "The Babe" starring Stephan Lang, this is a very good one..................I'm still looking for it.
                  I've been wanting to watch this movie for years. It good pretty good reviews.

                  http://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/27/sp...-of-riley.html

                  I still find it amazing that no one has ever made a definitive film of Babe Ruth. If done right a Babe Ruth film today could be a huge moneymaker and give casual fans an accurate view of Ruth, not the fat oaf caricature.
                  Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                    Impossible- it was toooooo bad.
                    The Goodman movie is a bad baseball film. The Bendix movie is a terrible film.

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                    • #11
                      Both. Both prints should be taken out and burn. Perhaps a waste of matches?

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                      • #12
                        I like this Ruth film!

                        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                        • #13
                          Fricking hilarious!!!

                          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Melottfan View Post
                            Both. Both prints should be taken out and burn. Perhaps a waste of matches?
                            Throw in the print to COBB with the two of Ruth and I`ll provide all the matches needed!
                            Last edited by Nimrod; 06-29-2012, 07:43 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                              Sorry, but to make an informed choice I'd have to watch both films again, and that's not going to happen.
                              Amen to that! That's like asking which brand of cigarettes is the most harmful to your lungs. I'm sure there's an answer, but I'm not volunteering to be the guinea pig.

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