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The first man inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, one of the greatest hitters ever ... a sports hero, a misanthrope, a drunk and a racist ... Ty Cobb. Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones delivers a searing performance as the most controversial athlete of the 20th century. Robert Wuhl stars as biographer Al Stump who must wrestle with a dilemma as he gets to know the dying baseball player: Should Stump tell the story of the great athlete that his fans want to read, or should he show the mean, spiteful man who was born with an unequaled--and unearned--talent to hit a baseball. Based on the book Cobb: A Biography and the article Ty Cobb's Wild Ten Month Fight to Live by Al Stump.
© 1994 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 1994 Monarchy Enterprises, C.V.P. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Tommy Lee Jones's searing performance helps to elevate Cobb above your typical sports biopic; he's so effective, in fact, that some may find the film unpleasant.
A curiously gripping amalgam of Patton, Citizen Kane and Melvin and Howard.
June 25, 2017
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- Release Date:December 2, 1994
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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