The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg


1h 35m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Portrait of baseball's first Jewish star. Bronx-born Hank Greenberg's achievements during the "Golden Age of Baseball" in the 1930s and '40s rivaled those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. He also helped break down the barriers of discrimination in American sports and society. Greenberg was a beacon of h

Film Details

Also Known As
Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Cowboy Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Portrait of baseball's first Jewish star. Bronx-born Hank Greenberg's achievements during the "Golden Age of Baseball" in the 1930s and '40s rivaled those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. He also helped break down the barriers of discrimination in American sports and society. Greenberg was a beacon of hope to millions of American Jews who faced bigotry during the Depression and WWII. Tall (6'4"), handsome and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg became "the baseball Moses," an icon for everyone from Walter Matthau to Alan Dershowitz.

Film Details

Also Known As
Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Cowboy Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Co-Winner, along with "The Filth and the Fury" (USA/United Kingdom/1999), of the 2000 award for Best Documentary from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Documentary from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Documentary from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Feature Documentary from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Non-Fiction Film from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 1998 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Released in United States April 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States May 19, 2000

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2001

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2000

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (in competition) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 18-25, 1998.

Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival June 1999.

Released in United States Winter January 12, 2000

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States May 19, 2000 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival June 1999.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 18-25, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (in competition) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2001

videotape to 16mm