This Old Cub (2004)

This Old Cub
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Sports, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords baseball
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hollywood Heard Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jeff Santo Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Terry Athas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Garett Griffin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Terry Pratt Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
John Bissell Music n/a 120781 8000001
Christopher Cibelli Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bill Pullano Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Jeff Santo Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dennis Franz Actor Himself 1 1000003
Ron Santo Actor Himself 1 1000002
Tommy LaSorda Actor Himself 1 1000004
Willie Mays Actor Himself 1 1000005
Tim Comstock Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeff Santo Director n/a 2 2000001
Bill Murray Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
An homage to Ron Santo, the Chicago Cubs' third baseman from 1960 through 1973. For his career, the nine-time All-Star won five Gold Gloves for his defense and finished with 342 homers and 1,331 RBI, which clearly place him among the best to ever play the position. Santo accomplished all this while living with Type 1 juvenile diabetes, which he was diagnosed with in 1958 when he was eighteen. Santo was the first and only position player to play professional baseball with this insidious disease. He played most of his career without revealing his illness for fear that he would be forced to stop playing. The story captures the spirit of a man and his will to achieve--but more importantly a man who refused to allow anything to get him down. Santo is the ultimate optimist, and therefore the ultimate Cub.