Soul of the Game Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Soul of the Game the Movie

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Cable movie follows the lives of three talented players in the Negro League during the 1945 season as they await the potential integration of baseball. Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Herrmann) has his scouts focusing on three men in particular: flashy, aging pitcher Satchel Paige (Lindo), mentally unstable catcher Josh Gibson (Williamson), and the young, college-educated Jackie Robinson (Underwood). Manages to resist melodrama through terrific performances.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sports Dramas, Baseball, African America, True Stories, Historical Drama
David Himmelstein
Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson, Blair Underwood, Edward Herrmann, R. Lee Ermey, Gina Ravera, Salli Richardson, Obba Babatunde, Brent Jennings, Edwin Morrow, Richard Riehle
Sandi Sissel
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Lee Holdridge
Robert A. Papazian, Gary Hoffman, Kevin Kelly Brown, HBO Pictures

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