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Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 September 2013 (USA)
'Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories' blends baseball with a redemptive story of sacrifice. In the words of the Gospel of John, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down ... See full summary »

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Richard Rossi

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Richard Rossi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Nieto ... Roberto Clemente
Marilinda Rivera ... Vera Clemente
Isaac Bar-Jonah ... Sangy
Charles Hoyes ... Danny Murtaugh
Daniel Favela-Gary Daniel Favela-Gary ... Luis Clemente
Richard Rossi ... Birddog
Roz Browne ... Mama Rose
Karis Rossi Karis Rossi ... Kathy Sanguillen
Ryan T. Husk ... Bill 'Maz' Mazeroski
Vianessa Castaños ... Luisa Clemente
Kevin Wilkins Kevin Wilkins ... Richie Hebner
Anthony D. Bell ... Willie Stargell
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ... Jerry Eddington
Maryann Rachford Maryann Rachford ... Diane Eddington
Robb Salovich Robb Salovich ... Roger Melnick
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'Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories' blends baseball with a redemptive story of sacrifice. In the words of the Gospel of John, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends..." These words from scripture inspire Puerto Rican baseball superstar Roberto Clemente to make a difference, to die giving. The film traces the life of the greatest right fielder of all time, as he faces and overcomes the racist reporters of the Pittsburgh Press and struggles to prove his talents despite the baseball writers conspiring to cheat him out of his due recognition. Baseball's Last Hero is a love story at his core. Roberto meets the love of his life, Vera, and they create a family, a safe haven for Roberto who is plagued by nightmares and a growing sense he will die young. Roberto's love for the poor compels him on a mission of mercy. On New Year's Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente dies a hero's death, killed in ... Written by Richard Rossi Writer-Director

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Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends...

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Drama

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English

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30 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Baseball's Last Hero: The Roberto Clemente Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Richard Rossi raised the money for preproduction on Facebook, production on Kickstarter, and post-production on Indiegogo. See more »

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Roberto Clemente: Anytime you have the opportunity to help someone and you don't do it, you're wasting your time on earth.
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Roberto Clemente A Story of Humanity
21 August 2014 | by cday91909-86-850312See all my reviews

It's about his life, not in a documentary form but more like a narrative that sucks you in. Compassion and passion were some of Clemente's strong traits. The fact that he cared about the poor just added meat to his persona. He was a fighter when the chips were down and that's what made him such a warrior. I am glad I spent the time to learn about his life.

The exposition was clear and colorful. The camera's Point Of View gave the audience the advantage. I have seen Jamie Nieto in "The Encounter" "Redline" "Jerusalem Countdown" and "Blood Brothers" and I feel he is a creative and disciplined actor who in public interviews carries a positive outlook on life in general.

I don't normally watch sports movies but this one I felt had substance. It was brave on Rossi's part to follow his dream to make this movie, overcoming financial obstacles. He gives hope to others who might also feel they have a story to tell.


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