One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (also known as Man of Passion) is a 1978 American made-for-television biographical sports drama film 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 film was based on LeFlore's autobiography, Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues.
|One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story|
|Also known as||'Man of Passion'|
|Based on||Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues|
by Ron LeFlore
|Written by||Stanford Whitmore|
|Directed by||William A. Graham|
|Music by||Peter Matz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Tony Converse|
|Producer(s)||William S. Gilmore|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company(s)||EMI Films|
|Original release||September 26, 1978|
The film 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.
The movie first aired on CBS on September 26, 1978 and was released theatrically in Europe.