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55 replies to this topic
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:45 PM
Toss up between Bull Durham and Major League, but I hold Field of Dreams and Eight Men Out very near those two. Never enjoyed The Natural. I liked Moneyball, but it's not with those first four for me. *61 was really good. There are so many good baseball movies.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:30 PM
Bang The Drum Slowly with DeNiro and Michael Moriarty. I watch it every spring. I wish the rest of Mark Harris's baseball novels could be made into movies as well. Also would like to see The Celebrant, by Eric Rolfe Greenberg, probably the best baseball novel ever written, in film. Peter
Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:03 AM
I'm a farmer from Iowa who loves baseball and has had a strong faith. 'Field of Dreams' will always be my favorite all-time movie. If you guys have never been to the field, it makes a wonderful weekend for you and your family. Bring gloves, bats, balls, and of course, a camera!
Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:32 AM
I can't believe For Love of the Game has not been mentioned!!! Just kidding. Nice call Bonnes and Stohs on *61. I was at the "World Premier" of 61* in 2001 at the Fargo Theater. I still rank the #1 The Natural and #2 Bull Durham with Major League a close #3 and Eight Men Out as #4. Major League II and III may be the two worst baseball movies ever made.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:23 PM
Nobody has mentioned "Talent for the Game". While not my favorite baseball movie (probably Major League is) it's pretty good and even has a reference to the Twins' Eddie Bane in it. Movie is about a scout that finds a phenom that can throw heat so the Angels decide to use the kid as a promotional tool to hype up interest in the club. Anybody remember July 4, 1973 as it relates to Twins history?
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