Pete Rose attends '4192' premiere

NEWPORT, Ky. - Nearly 1,000 people, including Pete Rose, attended the NorthernKentucky premiere of " 4192: TheCrowning of the Hit King" at AMC theaters Wednesday.

The movie follows the life of Pete Rose from 1963 on, but doesnot mention any of the controversies that are attached to Rose. Thefilm was produced by the local production company Barking Fish Entertainment and stars Rose,along with those who know him.

Rose says he likes the film.

"Send a copy to heaven, let Babe Ruth see it, let everybody seeit," Rose joked. "Ty Cobb won't want to see it, but Babe Ruthwill."

Rose says the story is about baseball, and family.

"I think the story is going to elaborate on the kind ofrelationship I had with my dad, and that hard work attitude heinstilled in me," said Rose before the screening.

Director Terry Lukemire says he hopes this is a story for entirefamilies.

"I think it's going to be a movie that fathers will hand down totheir kids, frankly, if I had a kid I would definitely say 'learnthis,' the guy's work ethic is amazing," said Lukemire.

Rose says he wants the film to inspire others.

"If I can help one kid become a better baseball player or betterbusinessman because of watching how I developed myself, then we'veaccomplished something," he said.

The documentary played on two screens July 14 and both were soldout.

Bill Hardke, from Covington, was one of those lined up to seethe debut.

"It's about his baseball career, I'm surprised someone hasn'tgone ahead and already made it," Hardke said.

Producers wanted to have the first screening in Cincinnati, butinstead had to premiere the film last week in Los Angles where Rosereceived a five minute standing ovation.

The film is already getting attention from people outside of theTri-State. '4192' took home first place at the All Sports L.A. FilmFestival.

"We're looking towards limited theatrical release and then on toTV, like HBO and FOX SportsNet," Luckemire said.

No screenings are scheduled yet in Cincinnati, however producerspromise it will be seen on the big screen. They hope to releaseDVD's of the film to mark the September of Rose's record breakinghit.

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