One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1978)


  • Genre: TV Movie, Drama
  • Release Date: 1978-09-26
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: EMI Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Summary

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story was a 1978 made for TV movie telling the story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The movie was based on LeFlore's autobiography, Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues. It follows LeFlore from his heroin addiction, to his time in Michigan's Jackson State Penitentiary, and tells of his discovery in prison by Billy Martin, who was then the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore's younger brother. Former Detroit manager Billy Martin played himself, and former Tiger players Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup also appeared as themselves. The movie first aired on CBS Television on September 26, 1978.

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Crew Jordan Cronenweth Cinematography
Editing Aaron Stell Editor
Production William S. Gilmore Producer
Sound Peter Matz Original Music Composer
Production Mary Goldberg Casting
Art William B. Fosser Art Direction
Directing William A. Graham Director
Writing Stanford Whitmore Teleplay
Production Tony Converse Executive Producer
Production Roger Gimbel Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Rodger Jacobs Makeup Artist
Production Carole Raschella Associate Producer
Production Michael Raschella Associate Producer
Production Peter Bergmann Line Producer
Writing Ron LeFlore Author
Writing Jim Hawkins Author

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