In “Cobb,” sportswriter Al Stump is hired to write an authorized autobiography of baseball legend Ty Cobb, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones. Stump quickly discovers that Cobb’s public image as a sports icon conceals a dark, complex man prone to racism, violence, and deep-seated issues.

Throughout their tense cross-country journey, Stump grapples with the ethical dilemma of how to portray Cobb: as the glorified hero Cobb himself wishes to be seen, or as the flawed, complicated individual he truly is. The film dives into themes of legacy, truth, and the moral complexities of heroism and villainy, leaving viewers questioning if a lust for glory can ever justify one’s sins.

Cobb | December 2, 1994 (United States) 6.4
Director: Ron SheltonWriter: Al Stump, Ron SheltonStars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita DavidovichSummary: A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.


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