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Cobb / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; in association with Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Ron Shelton film ; screenplay by Ron Shelton ; produced by David Lester ; directed by Ron Shelton.

Shelton, Ron, 1945- (screenwriter,, film director.). Lester, David V., (film producer.). Jones, Tommy Lee, 1946- (actor.). Davidovich, Lolita, (actor.). Wuhl, Robert, (actor.). Myers, Lou, 1935-2013 (actor.). Whitford, Bradley, (actor.). Mendillo, Stephen, 1942- (actor.). Casados, Eloy, (actor.). Utay, William, 1947- (actor.). Campbell, J. Kenneth, 1947- (actor.). Bush, Tommy, 1928-2003 (actor.). Boyd, Russell, 1944- (director of photography.). Seydor, Paul, 1947- (editor of moving image work.). Ray, Kimberly, (editor of moving image work.). Goldenthal, Elliot, (composer.). Ganz, Armin, 1948-1995 (production designer.). Ritenour, Scott, (production designer.). Carter, Ruth E., 1960- (costume designer.). Stump, Al. Dramatization of (work): Cobb. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), (presenter.). Regency Enterprises, (production company.). Alcor Films, (production compnay.). Warner Home Video (Firm), (film distributor.). Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Lou Myers, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Mendillo, Eloy Casados, William Utay, J. Kenneth Campbell, Tommy Bush. (Cast).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0790782235
  • ISBN: 9780790782232
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [DVD].
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures, [2003]
  • Distributor: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based upon the book "Cobb: a biography" by Al Stump.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1994.
Special features: Commentary by Ron Shelton; Commentary by Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Wuhl; additional scenes; The real Al Stump; On the field with Roger Clemens; Theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
Credits -- What a ballplayer! -- "Cobb wants to see me." -- Outta here -- "We need each other." -- Misunderstood genius -- Driving lessons -- Off-road detour -- Couldn't be hurt -- Baseball's most hated -- Passenger speaks his mind -- Reno and Ramona -- Piece of psychology -- Final editorial approval -- In the spotlight -- Stumps not himself -- Husband material -- $2,000 deal -- Stump strategy -- Fastest gun at craps -- Biographer, best friend, nurse -- Cochrane's bit of effort -- Lineup of legends -- Memories blur -- Not wanted -- Save the romance -- Nothing but grief -- Last his father saw -- Children need heroes -- Going crazy -- "You're my friend." -- Not worth killing -- "Print it all!" -- Writers never lie -- Truth is -- My weakness -- End credits and parting words.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Russell Boyd ; edited by Paul Seydor, Kimberly Ray ; music composed by Elliot Goldenthal ; production designers, Armin Ganz, Scott T. Ritenour ; costume designer, Ruth E. Carter.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Lou Myers, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Mendillo, Eloy Casados, William Utay, J. Kenneth Campbell, Tommy Bush.
Summary, etc.:
Set in 1960, "Cobb," is a series of duets between two men. Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb and Al Stump. "The Georgia Peach," while perhaps the greatest baseball player who ever lived, was also a racist, a wife-beater, and probably a killer. Stump was a sportswriter with the job of a lifetime--a biography with full access to the principal. Cobb envisions the book as his way of controlling how history sees him, a piece of self-serving, glorifying hogwash. Stump wants the real story, which Cobb (who's wrangled editorial approval) insists Stump cannot include. Stump writes the book Cobb wants, while secretly making notes for his own unvarnished biography. Stump published his version in 1994, and in keeping with its conclusions, the film dares to voice a truth most people regard as unwelcome: Sometimes greatness has nothing to do with goodness.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language, violent behavior and nudity; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby surround stereo; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio 2.35:1 of the original theatrical presentation.
Language Note:
In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject: Cobb, Ty, 1886-1961 > Drama.
Professional athletes > Drama.
Stump, Al > Film adaptations.
Male friendship > Drama.
Baseball > Drama.
Baseball players > United States > Biography > Drama.
Baseball > Drama.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Baseball films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Sports films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Films sportifs.
Films biographiques.
Adaptations cinématographiques.
Films de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Films pour personnes handicapées auditives.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven.


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