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Looking for Oscar (2000)

Looking for Oscar chronicles one man's search to find the baseball of his youth, as represented by player Oscar Gamble, AKA "The Greatest Afro of All-Time." Interviews with sports authority... See full summary »

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Eric Porvaznik

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Eric Porvaznik
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Credited cast:
Bob Costas ... Himself
Ron Shelton ... Himself
Eric Porvaznik Eric Porvaznik ... Interviewer
Bill Lee Bill Lee ... Himself (as Bill 'Spaceman' Lee)
Al Hrabosky Al Hrabosky ... Himself (as Al 'The Mad Hungarian' Hrabosky)
Ron Cey Ron Cey ... Himself (as Ron 'Penguin' Cey)
Ferguson Jenkins Ferguson Jenkins ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marty Appel Marty Appel ... Himself
Dusty Baker Dusty Baker ... Himself
Sal Bando Sal Bando ... Himself
Buddy Bell Buddy Bell ... Himself
Larry Bowa Larry Bowa ... Himself
Rick Burleson Rick Burleson ... Himself
Jose Cruz Jose Cruz ... Himself
Tommy Davis Tommy Davis ... Himself
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Looking for Oscar chronicles one man's search to find the baseball of his youth, as represented by player Oscar Gamble, AKA "The Greatest Afro of All-Time." Interviews with sports authority and super-fan Bob Costas, "Bull Durham" director Ron Shelton and some of the game's more colorful characters like Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky and Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins, take the viewer back to a time when players had more heart than salary, more hair than could fit under their caps and more polyester than should have been allowed. Written by Mistah E

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Not a film by Ken Burns.

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USA

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English

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Bob Costas: Bob and Ken Forsch... capitalism, socialism... religion, atheism, agnosticism... Bob Forsch and Ken Forsch... these are the big questions.
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Bob Costas improvises an advertisement for Bertman's Stadium Mustard after the credits roll. See more »

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Filmmaker Eric Lucas asks all the right questions.
18 March 2007 | by ILikeBaseballSee all my reviews

A broad and insightful behind-the-scenes view of America's pastime from the skilled eye of a gifted filmmaker. Who knew what a prankster Yaz was back in the day? Why does Ron Cey seem to have so much pent-up anger? Bob Costas is on hand to explain and authenticate the everyman perspective. Young filmmaker Eric Lucas was granted access to dozens of key figures in the game who are given the opportunity to offer their own unique points of view on topics ranging from free agency to the preponderance of young, nubile women eager to hang with good-looking, cash-heavy big leaguers in distant ports. A must-see for any fan of the grand game who wishes to take a closer look.


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