Soul of the Game


Soul of the Game (1996)



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The true story of baseball's early days of racial integration is told in this made-for-cable movie. Blair Underwood stars as the young Jackie Robinson, who surprised everyone -- both the white sporting fans and his fellow Negro-league players --- and became the first African-American baseball player to reach the major leagues. Co-star Delroy Lindo, Underwood, and the film itself were all nominated for Image Awards.


Delroy Lindo
as Satchel Paige
Mykelti Williamson
as Josh Gibson
Blair Underwood
as Jackie Robinson
Edward Herrmann
as Branch Rickey
R. Lee Ermey
as Wilkie Wilkinson
Cylk Cozart
as Zo Perry
Obba Babatundé
as Cumberland Posey
J.D. Hall
as Gus Greenlee
Brent Jennings
as Frank Duncan
Jerry Hardin
as Happy Chandler
Richard Riehle
as Pete Harmon
Jon Maynard Pennell
as Steve Buckley
Joe Banks
as Link Rudolph
Paul Bates
as Orderly #1
Bruce Beatty
as Reporter
Guy Boyd
as Clark Griffith
Gregg Burge
as Bill Robinson
Jesse D. Goins
as John Givens Reporter
David Johnson
as Roy Campanella
Bob Minor
as Goon #2
Lou Richards
as Radio Announcer
Terrence Riggins
as Orderly #2
Isaiah Washington
as Adult Willie Mays
Oscar Williams
as Grays Manager
Joseph Latimore
as Jesse Williams
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Akin to a bloop single: it's not pretty but it gets the job done, even if only for a little bit.

Aug 1, 2010 | Full Review…

A great story told in a great way.

Apr 15, 2005 | Rating: 5/5

Baseball fans will appreciate it far more than non-fans, and it's worth a look for the history despite the awkwardly forced cinematic moments

Feb 17, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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