One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Trailer

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

26 September 1978 Drama, TV Movie 100 mins

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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LeVar Burton

as Ron LeFlore

Madge Sinclair

as Georgia LeFlore

Paul Benjamin

as John LeFlore

James Luisi

as Jimmy Karalla

Billy Martin

as Himself

Zakes Mokae

as Pee Wee Spencer

Larry B. Scott

as Gerald LeFlore

Anthony Mockus Sr.

as Board Chairman

James Spinks

as Umpire

John McKee

as Ralph Houk

Tom Erhardt

as Parole Officer

James Karalla

as Heckler


Tony Converse

Tony Converse Executive Producer

Jordan Cronenweth

Jordan Cronenweth Cinematography

Peter Matz

Original Music Composer

William B. Fosser

William B. Fosser Art Direction

International Titles

Man of Passion Trailer

International Releases Dates

United States 26 September 1978

Production Companies

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