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Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format.

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 [optional audio feature]; Commentary by Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Wuhl [optional audio feature]; Additional scenes (8 min.); The real Al Stump [featurette] (2 min.); On the field with Roger Clemens [featurette] (3 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
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.
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.
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language, violent behavior and nudity; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.


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Digital Video Disc (DVD) Cobb (1994)
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Cobb (1994)

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