The Babe

Synopsis: Traces the career of Babe Ruth from his days as a youngster in an orphanage to his last days as a manager. Includes such moments as the famous predicted home run and the promise to little Johnny.
Director(s): Arthur Hiller
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

All right,Jack! Here we go!

Come on, boy!

Here we go! Swing, batter!

Left field, left field!

What's this place?


Brother Paul!

Mr! Roth!


How old?

- He's-- How old are you?

- I'm seven!

He's the size of an ox!

He must be 10 or 11!

- I'm seven!

- I can't control him, Brother!

Are you a priest?


He's never in school, always at

the docks! He's like an animal!

And I got

a business to tend to!

And my wife, she's poorly!

How long do you think-- He'll

be reviewed every six months.

If he continues to be

incorrigible, he stays!

Until the legal age,

of course.

What's in-cor-rig-ible?

Now, you're goin'

with Brother Paul!

You got no one to blame

but yourself!

Goin' where, Da'?

Da', help me!

Where're you goin'?

Hey, Da'! Da'!

Never mind, ""Hey, Da'''!


I want my mother!

If you do well, your mother

can come on holidays!

Now, inside!

Stop right there!


Hey, Dad!

Don't leave me here!

""Excuse me!''

""Excuse me!''

Excuse me!

- ""Brother Matthias!''

- Brother Matthias!

Get up!


Hey, fat chops!

Look at fat chops!

He's doin' it

all wrong!

How come your mother and father

didn't come on visiting day?

'Cause you're

too fat and ugly?

They own a saloon, lop ears!

They gotta work!

They're takin' me home


No, they ain't!

Satan finds work

for idle hands.

Satan finds work

for idle hands.

Satan finds work

for idle hands!

Satan finds work

for idle hands!

Satan finds work

for idle hands!

Strike three, batsman!

Back of the line!


Your turn, fat chops!

Let's see if you can

even hit the ball.

I said, next!

Hurry up, large ass!

Hey, son,

pick up the stick!

He hasn't held

a bat in his life.

He doesn't need a bat!

He can use his stomach!

Nice miss!

Try it again!

He can't even

foul the ball!

Are you tryin'

to kill it?

You're tryin' to hit the long

ball off the great Matthias!

Strike one!

Hey, see if you can

even hit the ball.

He probably can't even

make it go one inch!

Son of a b*tch!


- Whoa!

Look at that!

- Whoa!

- Holy smoke!

Did you see that?

Sorry, Brother!

I'm not!

I've been waitin' 30 years for St!

Francis of Xavier to show me a miracle!

I think it's just arrived!


Lord Almighty! Three

home runs in one game?

Have patience, Mr! Dunn!

It's only the 7 th inning!

He's the size of Mt! Vesuvius!

What's he doing here?

Good morning,




Who are you, Mr! Dunn?

What do you mean when you say you

have an interest in one of our boys?

I'm the

Baltimore Orioles!

My business is to turn around a team

that's lost its first six games...

and is goin'down

theJohnny flusher real quick.

Your man, Ruth,

is a real slugger!

Yes, he is!

He slugged me once!

He's listed in our register

as incorrigible.

Do you know what that

word means, Mr! Dunn?

It means, strictly speaking!!!

bad beyond reform!

Good day, Mr. Dunn.

What if I were to,

I don't know--

If I were to adopt him, say!

What if I were to become

his legal guardian?

What if the Baltimore professional

baseball franchise were to adopt him?

- Take him in?

- Into where?

- Orioles Park, Father!

- Brother!

He pitched nine

perfect blanks yesterday!

And you should have seen

the ball he hit!

326 feet!

We measured it!

Landed past--

You're not listening!

We're speaking about a lad who didn't

have a smoke until he was six!!!

didn't touch a drink

until he was seven!

Didn't see

his parents...

from the day he was dumped off

here 12 years ago!

He was abandoned, unwanted!

These words you won't find

stamped there in your register!

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John Fusco

John Fusco is an American screenwriter born in Prospect, Connecticut. His screenplays include Crossroads, Young Guns, Young Guns II, Thunderheart, Hidalgo, and the Oscar-nominated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. more…

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