Cobb is a 1994 American biographical film starring Tommy Lee Jones as baseball player Ty Cobb. The film was written and directed by Ron Shelton and based on a 1994 book by Al Stump. The original music score was composed by Elliot Goldenthal. The film is told through the partnership between Cobb and sportswriter Al Stump who served as a ghostwriter of Cobb's autobiography. Some critics lauded the film and Jones's performance, but the box office results for the film were underwhelming.
Sportswriter Al Stump is hired in 1960 as ghostwriter of an authorized autobiography of baseball player Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb. Now 74 and in failing health, Cobb wants an official biography to "set the record straight" before he dies.
|editor||Kimberly Ray Paul Seydor|
|keywords||baseball hall of fame baseball player cigarette girl create domestic worker drink drive end estranged daughter georgia grudging respect hall of fame haunt hotel room keely smith kill lake tahoe life story load louis prima mickey cochrane national baseball hall of fame old man resort hotel rogers hornsby run the national understand write|
|producer||David V. Lester|
|theme||biographical biographical drama sports|