The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Directed by Aviva Kempner
Starring Hank Greenberg

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | April 15, 2003 | DVD

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This independent film made more than one million dollars at the box office. It took director-producer Aviva Kempner 13 years to complete the project, mostly to gather the financing; the film ended up costing about one million dollars to produce. The film won Audience Awards at a number of festivals, including the 1998 Hamptons International Film Festival and the 1999 Washington Jewish festival. Kempner was drawn to the subject because Hank Greenberg was her father's hero.

Video Release: April 15, 2003

Theatrical Release: 1999

Runtime: 95

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

UPC: 024543025788

Found in: Documentary, General, General

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Directed by Aviva Kempner
Starring Hank Greenberg

Video Release: April 15, 2003

Theatrical Release: 1999

Runtime: 95

Rating: PG (MPAA)

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

UPC: 024543025788


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround
  • Color
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in Spanish

Description

IN THEATRES: JANUARY 12, 2000 (NY) Following the career of Jewish baseball star Hank Greenberg from his beginnings in the Bronx to his success in the Texas minor leagues to his signing to the Detroit Tigers in the 1930s, this documentary recounts the inspirational tale of an American hero. Including nearly 50 interviews with Greenberg himself, his family, other players, celebrities, fans, and public figures, the film uses older film clips and excerpts from Hollywood movies popular in Greenberg's day, accompanied by a spirited soundtrack of songs from the 20s and 30s.

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This independent film made more than one million dollars at the box office. It took director-producer Aviva Kempner 13 years to complete the project, mostly to gather the financing; the film ended up costing about one million dollars to produce. The film won Audience Awards at a number of festivals, including the 1998 Hamptons International Film Festival and the 1999 Washington Jewish festival. Kempner was drawn to the subject because Hank Greenberg was her father's hero.
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