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When sports writer Al Stump (Robert Wuhl) attempts to write a biography of legendary Detroit Tiger Tyrus Raymond Cobb (Tommy Lee Jones), Stump discovers that baseball's first Hall of Famer's an egotistical and abusive bigot. While the aging Cobb drags Stump from bar to bar, Stump must determine whether or not to publicize the ugly truth about a great American hero.
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CastRobert Wuhl
DirectorRon Shelton
Release Date:  1994
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Warner Home Video (September 02, 2003)
Runtime:  2hr 9min
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review by . May 04, 2000
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Pros: Jones, a truly evil protrayal     Cons: Not quite enough hutzpa     Starring Tommy Lee Jones as the immortal and immoral Ty Cobb and Robert Wuhl as sportswriter Al Stump, this flick takes you into the mind and demons of one of baseball's greatest personas.      Stump has been picked to write the story of Ty Cobb, hired as a ghostwriter, since Cobb is trying to attempt this autobiography on his own but does not have the talent or stamina …
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