Genres: Biography, Drama, Sports

Jeff Greenfield: Baseball Movies

About Cobb

Cobb box art

Sports reporter Al Stump (Robert Wuhl) is working on a plum assignment: a biography of the larger-than-life Detroit Tiger baseball player Ty Cobb (Tommy Lee Jones). But his dream quickly degenerates into a nightmare when he discovers that his hero is racist, self-centered and far from heroic. What is the truth about Ty Cobb? And should Al reveal it to the rest of the world?

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Ned Bellamy, Scott Burkholder, Allan Malamud, Bill Caplan

Director: Ron Shelton

Release Year: 1994

Length: 129 minutes

Rating: R

Movie information delivered by Netflix