Soul of the Game Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
After the appointment of pioneering MLB commissioner Happy Chandler, high-intensity catcher Josh Gibson (Mykelti Williamson) and aging ace pitcher Satchell Paige (Delroy Lindo) compete for the attentions of Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey (Edward Herrmann) as he scouts for talent in the Negro leagues. When Rickey signs Paige's youthful teammate, Jackie Robinson (Blair Underwood), he makes baseball history -- and creates a rift between three friends that may not mend easily.

Cast: Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson, Blair Underwood, Edward Herrmann, R. Lee Ermey, Gina Ravera, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Obba Babatunde

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Friend, Competition, Quest, Rivalry, Heartwarming, Underdog, Intense, Friendship, Inspiring, 1940s, Office