This Old Cub (2004)

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On a baseball team not often cited for its great players, Ron Santo was a hero and a legend. As a third baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Santo played 14 seasons (1960 through 1974), made the All-Star team nine times, earned five Gold Gloves, and in 1965 became the team's youngest ever captain. While Santo was establishing himself as one of the Cub's greatest players, he was also hiding a secret -- in 1958, the same year Ron signed with the Cubs organization, he was diagnosed with diabetes, but … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Santo, Tim Comstock
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On DVD: Aug 2, 2005
Runtime:
Emerging Pictures - Official Site

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

Jeff [Santo] said he purposely avoided taking a son's perspective, which leaves him without much perspective at all.

Full Review… | March 14, 2007
Chicago Reader
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You don't have to be a fan of Ron Santo, the Cubs or even baseball to appreciate this warm and winning tribute to Jeff Santo's dad.

August 27, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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The problem with the movie for anyone but Cub crazies is that son Jeff gives us no perspective.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
Denver Post
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A heartfelt tribute to both the player and the man.

Full Review… | August 13, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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Competent but innocuous feature begins to overstay welcome at the 60-minute mark.

Full Review… | August 11, 2004
Variety
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Though at times sentimental, the documentary is a terrific character sketch, capturing both the rough edges and the compassion of its subject.

Full Review… | July 23, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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