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Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (1997)

Joe Torre after failing to win a championship when he was a professional baseball player and as Manager to three teams is named Manager of the Yankees. And he finds himself having players ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino ... Joe Torre
Robert Loggia ... Frank Torre
Barbara Williams ... Ali Torre
Isaiah Washington ... Dwight Gooden
Gailard Sartain ... Don Zimmer
Marilyn Chris ... Rae Torre
Eugene Clark ... Bob Watson
Kenneth Welsh ... George Steinbrenner
Andrew Jackson ... Paul O'Neill
Barry Flatman ... Mel Stottlemyre
Dean McDermott ... David Cone
Diego Fuentes Diego Fuentes ... Mariano Duncan
Aidan Devine ... Wade Boggs
Rummy Bishop Rummy Bishop ... Rocco Torre
Victoria Mitchell Victoria Mitchell ... Sister Marguerite
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Joe Torre after failing to win a championship when he was a professional baseball player and as Manager to three teams is named Manager of the Yankees. And he finds himself having players like Dwight Gooden, Wade Boggs and Daryl Strawberry who are considered has beens. And players like David Cone who are ill. But nevertheless thinks he can win with them. At the same he deals with the loss of one brother and another brother battling the same condition that killed his brother. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joe Torre - Baseball ist sein Leben See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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During the brawl in Seattle, the game is being played outdoors on a sunny day upon a grass field with dirt base paths. In 1996, the Seattle Mariners played in the Kingdome, an indoor dome with artificial turf, and with no dirt base paths. See more »

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An enjoyable small movie with highlights
30 December 2005 | by donald_roseSee all my reviews

The only comment I have seen on IMDb was a spoiler with which I disagreed.

This movie never set out or purported to be an artistic classic. It is just a simple movie about a baseball player/manager, his family and his major achievement.

Yes I like baseball although cricket is the game I'm most involved with. Yes I enjoyed this movie as a baseball lover.

What you will miss if you just treat this as a one-dimensional clunker is the wonderful warm vignettes of Italian family life portrayed by brilliant actors wonderfully cast. Not overdone or clouded by the Italian-American propensity to view their families too sentimentally.

Then you have the portrayal of top level athletes in the confines of their dressing rooms. Not hysterical, over the top psychopaths but calm, dedicated professionals doing something they desperately love. Here I have to nominate Isaiah Washington for his beautifully underplayed yet insightful portrait of a man wanting to atone for past misdeeds.

Hollywood produces overblown garbage hyped to the limits to recoup investors' funds. Yet when a gentle, small but highly professional film like this is made we fail to recognise that telling simple stories in an unadorned manner is what movie making lacks. This move tells a story. Simply, effectively, with skilled actors within type, who inhabit their characters to illustrate the story.


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