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Soul of the game

Author: Mike MedavoyGary HoffmanKevin Rodney SullivanRobert A PapazianDavid HimmelsteinAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : HBO Home Video, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film features the story of three famous baseball players of the 40s, when for the first time a black player took the field.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Sports films
Drama
Made-for-TV movies
DVD-Video discs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography Drama
Biografía Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Medavoy; Gary Hoffman; Kevin Rodney Sullivan; Robert A Papazian; David Himmelstein; Delroy Lindo; Mykelti Williamson; Edward Herrmann; Lee Ermey; Blair Underwood; Lee Holdridge; Sandi Sissel; HBO Pictures.; HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0783118163 9780783118161
OCLC Number: 45848443
Language Note: English, French or Spanish dialogue, English, French and Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: For specific features see interactive menu.
Credits: Music, Lee Holdridge ; director of photography, Sandi Sissel.
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson, Edward Herrmann, R. Lee Ermey, Blair Underwood.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby surround, French stereo, Spanish mono.
Contents: 1. Main title --
2. Winter League Championship/Dominican Republic --
3. Brooklyn --
4. For love OR the game --
5. Kansas City showdown --
6. "We're going to the Majors!" --
7. Gibson's dilemma --
8. A difference of opinion --
9. "You're tired, I'm tired" --
10. Jackie Robinson --
11. Gibson in trouble --
12. Redemption --
13. The deal --
14. "You wanna talk?" --
15. Rain on a parade --
16. Epilogue.
Responsibility: HBO Pictures presents a Mike Medavoy production, in association with Gary Hoffman Productions ; a film by Kevin Rodney Sullivan ; producer, Robert A. Papazian ; screenplay writer, David Himmelstein ; story, Gary Hoffman ; director, Kevin Rodney Sullivan.

Abstract:

The film features the story of three famous baseball players of the 40s, when for the first time a black player took the field.

"In 1945, the world of baseball is divided between the Majors and the Negro League--but the time has come for change. One team will be the first to sign a black player. Only one player will be the first to take the field. The Brooklyn Dodgers want to make the deal that will make history. But the man they choose will be more than a great player--he has to have the charisma of a star. It soon comes down to three powerful and extraordinary players: legendary pitcher Satchel Paige (Delroy Lindo); the greatest hitter in baseball Josh Gibson (Mykelti Williamson); and a rookie by the name of Jackie Robinson (Blair Underwood). Three players--three friends--three champions. Together they are unbeatable--but only one will cross the home plate into history."--Container.

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