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Hustle
     

Hustle

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Cast: Tom Sizemore, Dash Mihok, Melissa DiMarco

 
Few figures in professional baseball had a career quite like Pete Rose -- and practically no one who climbed so high fell so hard. Rose made his major-league debut playing second base with the Cincinnati Reds in 1963; nicknamed "Charlie Hustle" for his daringness and enthusiasm over the course of his career, Rose played in eighteen All-Star games, earned three World

Overview

Few figures in professional baseball had a career quite like Pete Rose -- and practically no one who climbed so high fell so hard. Rose made his major-league debut playing second base with the Cincinnati Reds in 1963; nicknamed "Charlie Hustle" for his daringness and enthusiasm over the course of his career, Rose played in eighteen All-Star games, earned three World Series rings, broke Ty Cobb's record for career hits, and in 1975 was named Sportsman of the Year by both Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. In 1984, after six years with other teams, Rose returned to the Reds, signing on as both player and manager at the age of 43; he continued to play until 1986, and stepped down as manager in 1989. That same year, a dark secret Rose had been hiding for years came to the surface -- Rose had for years been dealing with an addiction to gambling, and after falling deep in debt to bookies by betting on horse racing, he attempted to make the money back by betting on baseball, including wagering on his own team and his own games. These revelations led to Rose being banned from professional baseball, a stay in prison when an IRS investigation discovered he had failed to pay taxes on sale of memorabilia, and a decision that would prevent him from entering the Baseball Hall of Fame, though Rose denied the gambling allegations. (In his 2004 autobiography, Rose finally confessed that he did gamble on baseball but denied betting on his own teams.) Hustle stars Tom Sizemore as Pete Rose in this biographical drama produced for the cable sports network ESPN, which chronicles Rose's rise to fame, his fall from grace as he became involved with gambling, and Rose's ongoing fight to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Peter Bogdanovich served as director.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2005
UPC:
0786936253139
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
TV14
Source:
Espn Video / Disney
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; ABC Primetime Live special with Charlie Gibson; SportsCentury interview with Pete Rose; Bart Giamatti press conference - "The Banishment for Life"; Excerpts from Paul Janszen ESPN interview; Tommy Gioiosa on Pete Rose; John Dowd interview with ESPN; SportsCentury interview with John Dowd

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Sizemore Pete Rose
Dash Mihok Paul Janszen
Melissa DiMarco Carol Rose
Sarain Boylan Katarina Grant
Paulino Nunes Don Stenger
Paul Fauteux Tommy Gioiosa
Carlos Diaz Mike Bertolini
Richard M. Davidson Roger Kotchberg
Alex Karzis Ron Delaplane
George DiCenzo Actor

Technical Credits
Peter Bogdanovich Director
Orly Adelson Executive Producer
Christian Darren Screenwriter
David M. Davis Production Designer
Jonathan Eskenas Co-producer
Libby Goldstein Casting
Stephanie Gorin Casting
Terry Gould Producer
Bernadette Kelly Editor
Lou Natale Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening/Cincinnati 1986 [8:07]
2. Meet the Legends [4:12]
3. Take a Chance [4:42]
4. Spring Training [6:57]
5. Breaking the Rules [12:24]
6. Crossing the Line [7:28]
7. Paul [10:38]
8. Out of Control [5:31]
9. A Lot of Trouble [10:15]
10. "Get Ready to Duck" [9:49]
11. Report to the Commissioner [4:13]
12. Bits & Pieces/Ending [5:34]

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