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61* -- Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

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Release Date:
28 April 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Why did America have room in its heart for only one hero?
Plot:
Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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Before Mark McGwire There Was Maris And Mantle See more (123 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barry Pepper ... Roger Maris

Thomas Jane ... Mickey Mantle

Anthony Michael Hall ... Whitey Ford

Richard Masur ... Milt Kahn

Bruce McGill ... Ralph Houk

Chris Bauer ... Bob Cerv

Jennifer Crystal Foley ... Pat Maris ('61)

Christopher McDonald ... Mel Allen

Bob Gunton ... Dan Topping

Donald Moffat ... Ford Frick

Joe Grifasi ... Phil Rizzuto

Peter Jacobson ... Artie Green

Seymour Cassel ... Sam Simon

Robert Joy ... Bob Fitschel

Michael Nouri ... Joe DiMaggio

Domenick Lombardozzi ... Moose Skowron

Paul Borghese ... Yogi Berra
Bobby Hosea ... Elston Howard

Renée Taylor ... Claire Ruth (as Renee Taylor)

Pat Crowley ... Pat Maris ('98)

Joe Buck ... McGwire 60th & 62nd Home Run Announcer (voice) (archive footage)

Dane Northcutt ... Randy Maris ('98)

Charles Esten ... Kevin Maris ('98) (as Chip Esten)
Scott Connell ... Roger Maris, Jr. (1998)
Rebecca Klinger ... Susan Maris ('98)
Jon Miller ... McGwire 61st Home Run Announcer (voice) (archive footage)
Cameryn McNabb ... Susan Maris ('61)
Brynne McNabb ... Susan Maris ('61)
Richard Brown ... Yankee Bat Boy
Bob Sheppard ... Yankee Stadium Announcer (voice)

Shannah Laumeister ... Pretty Young Woman
Randall Godwin ... Fan #1
David Courtney ... Tiger Stadium Announcer (voice)

Shiva Rose ... Toot's Girl

Mitchell Edmonds ... Hotel Manager
Scott Waara ... Gus Mauch
Robert Hunter Jr. ... Angry Fan
Valentin Olteanu ... Yelling Senator's Fan

David Whalen ... Anchorman
Jerry Coleman ... Angels Stadium Announcer (voice)

Dell Yount ... Writer #1

Connor Trinneer ... Writer #2

Matt Kaminsky ... Raytown Reporter #1 (as Matthew Kaminsky)

Kevin Kendrick ... Raytown Reporter #2

Kevin Patrick Kelly ... Raytown Reporter #3 (as Kevin Kelly)

JD Cullum ... Gabe Pressman (as J.D. Cullum)

Sean Marquette ... Young Boy

Maile Flanagan ... Housewife
David Dionisio ... Reporter #2

Donald Elson ... Older Man
Juliet Naulin ... School Girl
J.R. Remick ... Ball Hound
Reuben Yabuku ... Roger Heckler

Robert Costanzo ... Toots Shor
K.J. Steinberg ... Picture Girl
Jerome Zieminski ... Umpire

Tim Hammer ... Angry Umpire

E.E. Bell ... The Babe
Jeffrey Herman ... Chair Umpire

Kiff VandenHeuvel ... Detroit Fan #2

Haynes Brooke ... Detroit Bartender
Scott Williamson ... TV Reporter
Michael Gallagher ... Ford Frick's Assistant

Conor O'Farrell ... Luman Harris
Dick Stilwell ... TV Station Manager

Mike Carlucci ... Memorial Stadium Announcer (voice)

Al Kaplon ... Memorial Stadium Umpire
Tom Candiotti ... Hoyt Wilhelm
Andy Strassberg ... 61st Home Run Fan

James Intveld ... Sal Durante
Danny Mantle ... Father
Will Mantle ... Son
Anthony Martinez ... Luis Arroyo of the 1961 Yankees

Brendan McCarthy ... Johnny Blanchard of the 1961 Yankees
Brian Sperling ... Clete Boyer of the 1961 Yankees

Justin Collins ... Jim Coates of the 1961 Yankees
Kevin Wensley ... Joe DeMaestri of the 1961 Yankees
Eric Orue ... Billy Gardner of the 1961 Yankees
Paul Ambrus ... Bob Hall of the 1961 Yankees
Joe Arnold ... Tony Kubek of the 1961 Yankees
Donovan Wallace ... Bobby Richardson of the 1961 Yankees
Scott Egan ... Bill Stafford of the 1961 Yankees
Robby Welles ... Ralph Terry of the 1961 Yankees
Scott Bibee ... Bob Turley of the 1961 Yankees
Brian Smith ... Himself - Pitcher of the 1961 Yankees
Ted Billick ... Dick Hall of the 1961 Orioles
Gaston Wurth ... Milt Pappas of the 1961 Orioles
Marc Sherman II ... Earl Robinson of the 1961 Orioles (as Marc Shernan)
Jeffrey Dropps ... Al Kaline of the 1961 Tigers
Luke Bonner ... Frank Lary of the 1961 Tigers
Travis Hardin ... Jake Wood of the 1961 Tigers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Mantle Jr.

John Anton ... Sports Photograher (uncredited)
Mark Bonto ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Gene Borthwick ... Extra (uncredited)

Richard Alan Brown ... Fred Bangis (uncredited)

Patrick Caporuscio ... NY Stadium Cop (uncredited)

Michael B. Chait ... Fan (uncredited)
Kira Coplin ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Billy Crystal ... Fan in Stadium Stand (uncredited)
Dave Daniels ... Yankee Fan (uncredited)
Stephen Detherage ... Sports Reporter (uncredited)

David Scott Diaz ... Minnesota Twins Player (uncredited)

Chip Duford ... Sports Photographer (uncredited)

Richard A. Eisenstein ... Fan (uncredited)

Stephanie Entin ... Toots Shor's Niece (uncredited)
Paul Gallo ... Tracy Stallard of the 1961 Red Sox (uncredited)

Scott Joel Gizicki ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Richard Goteri ... Detroit Fan #2 (uncredited)
Daniel D. Harris ... (uncredited)

Phil Hawn ... Press Photographer (uncredited)
Stephanie Hillier ... Fan (uncredited)
Keith Lenart ... Sport Photographer (uncredited)

Chris Marquette ... Angry Fan (uncredited)
Troy Martin ... NY Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Mark McGwire ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

William S. McIntire ... Yankee Fan (uncredited)

Michael Mili ... Photographer (uncredited)
Andy Schofield ... Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Lisa Sheldon ... Yankee Wife (uncredited)
Sammy Sosa ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tony Stef'Ano ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Cameron Ur ... Infant (uncredited)
Corbin Ur ... Infant (uncredited)
Thomas Michael Ventimiglio ... Sports Reporter (uncredited)

Joe Wachowski ... Fan (uncredited)
Johnny Yono ... Fan (uncredited)
Adam Zweibel ... Minnesota Twin #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Billy Crystal 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Hank Steinberg (written by)

Produced by
Robert F. Colesberry .... producer
Billy Crystal .... executive producer
Ross Greenburg .... executive producer
Carl S. Griffin .... line producer
Charles J. Lindsay .... co-producer
Nellie Nugiel .... co-producer
Joe Seldner .... co-producer
Samantha Sprecher .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Jablow 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Rusty Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Denise Hudson (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley 
 
Costume Design by
Dan Moore 
 
Makeup Department
Carol Branston .... hair stylist: Detroit
Patricia Bunch .... makeup artist (as Patty Bunch)
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist
Stephanie Deweese .... hair stylist: Detroit
Tyler Ely .... hair stylist
William A. Farley .... key hair stylist (as Bill Farley)
Dino Ganziano .... hair stylist
Roma Goddard .... hair stylist
Lisa Gregar .... hair stylist: Detroit
Mark Landon .... makeup artist
Robert Lattin .... hair stylist
Lucia Mace .... hair stylist
Jack McQuisten .... hair stylist: Detroit
Peter Montagna .... key makeup artist
Nesco .... hair stylist: Detroit
Violet Ortiz .... hair stylist
Lora Rosenbaum .... hair stylist: Detroit
Clifton Chippewa .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert F. Colesberry .... unit production manager
Mark Marshall .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel R. Aherne .... additional second assistant director: Detroit
Lisa J. Bloch .... second assistant director
Alan Edmisten .... first assistant director
Bradley Morris .... second second assistant director
Kristina M. Peterson .... second second assistant director: Detroit
 
Art Department
Earl Benton .... stand-by painter
Rolfe D. Bergsman .... art director: Detroit (as Rolfe Bergsman)
Richard Boris .... greens foreman
Drew Boughton .... assistant art director
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Cliff Carothers .... propmaker foreman (as Clifford Carothers)
Bryan Corbett .... propmaker foreman
Melissa Elbaum .... art department buyer
J. Mills Fagan .... art department assistant (as Joshua Mills Fagan)
John Glennon .... art department assistant
Armando Gonzalez .... labor foreman (as Armando Gozalez)
Michael Grady .... assistant property master: Detroit
Cal Hazelbaker .... set dresser: Detroit
Tom Ivanjack .... paint foreman
Michael Kohan .... assistant property master
Betty Krul .... set designer (as Betty S. Krul)
Linda Larmon .... construction medic
Charles Lawson .... set dresser: Detroit
Kevin Leach .... assistant property master: Detroit
C.J. Maguire .... property master
John McElroy .... on-set dresser
Amanda Mengden .... art department coordinator: Detroit
Tom Miller .... assistant property master
Paul Myerberg .... set dresser (as Paul H. Myerberg)
Christopher S. Nushawg .... set designer
Mark Palmer .... set dresser (as Mark 'The Sarg' Palmer)
Mike Patterson .... set dresser: Detroit
Tom Perry .... paint foreman: Detroit
Damian 'Rocky' Polito .... set dresser (as D. Rocky Polito)
James Pyburn .... general foreman (as Jim Pyburn)
Dennis Riewerts .... draper
Vincent Rogalski .... art department assistant: Detroit
Jerry Sanders .... set dresser: Detroit
Arthur L. Schneider .... set dresser
Randall Sherman .... art department assistant
Susan Sterkenberg .... art department coordinator (as Susan Sterkenburg)
Bernadine Vida .... buyer: Detroit
Kenneth L. Westcott .... lead man (as Kenneth Westcott)
Michael B. Westcott .... set dresser
Douglas Womack .... construction coordinator (as Douglas A. Womack)
Jean Doane Zekowski .... art department assistant
Gary Cergol .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Bruce Johnson .... painter (uncredited)
Fred O'Connor .... propmaker (uncredited)
Rick Polikowski .... propmaker (uncredited)
Kathleen A. Runey .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Cesar Aguirre .... cable person
Gail Carroll-Coe .... cable person: Detroit
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary J. Coppola)
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Goulding .... sound engineer
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Wayne Griffin .... dialogue supervisor
Kimberly Harris .... adr editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Ron Ruzicka .... foley mixer
Scott M. Silvey .... sound effects editor (as Scott Silvey)
Meg Taylor .... sound editor
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor (uncredited)
Eric Lambi .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott Blackwell .... special effects supervisor
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects coordinator (as Paul Lombardi)
David Peterson .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Barrios .... digital compositor: CFX
Laurent Ben-Mimoun .... matte painter: CFX
Jennifer Bourne .... roto/paint artist: CFX
John Bozzalla .... visual effects production assistant: CFX (as John Bozzalla Jr.)
Michelle Butler .... roto/paint artist: CFX
Brian Corpus .... technical operations supervisor: CFX
Robert Cribbett .... paint supervisor: CFX
Aaron Dem .... visual effects head of production: CFX
Karina Desin .... runner: CFX
Jon Doyle .... roto/paint artist: CFX
Mitchell S. Drain .... visual effects supervisor: CFX (as Mitchell Drain)
David Fogg .... digital compositor: CFX
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: CFX
Adam Frazier .... data I/O: CFX
Lynn M. Gephart .... visual effects coordinator: CFX
Greg Groenekamp .... digital compositor: CFX
Abra Grupp .... digital compositor: CFX
Greg Hanigan .... digital imaging supervisor: CFX
Petra Holtorf .... visual effects producer: CFX
Dartayous Hunter .... scanning and recording technician: CFX
Keith Kellogg .... effects animation artist: CFX
Travis Kelly .... data I/O: CFX
Tom Lamb .... roto/paint artist: CFX
John Lee .... lightning/texture artist: CFX
John P. McMullen .... systems administrator: CFX
Steve Miller .... avid assistant editor: CFX
David Miya .... systems engineering supervisor: CFX
Sheila Molnar .... roto/paint artist: CFX
James Park .... data I/O technician: CFX
Eusebio Perez .... video technician: CFX
Cristin Pescosolido .... lead digital compositor: CFX
Christine Globke Saric .... runner: CFX (as Christine Globke)
Kosta Saric .... avid editor: CFX
Nelson Sepulveda .... digital compositor: CFX
Bret St. Clair .... computer graphics supervisor: CFX
Jonathan Wiseman .... data I/O: CFX
Brian Wolf .... digital compositor: CFX
Christopher Wolf .... systems administrator: CFX
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Mindy Minkow .... producer: main title (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Bender .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dustin Blauvelt .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Dusty Blauvelt)
Brad Boyer .... grip
Michael Robin Brown .... camera operator: "c" camera, Detroit
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
John Chickanis .... electrician
Matt Cohen .... 24 frame video operator
Shawn Cragin .... second assistant camera: "c" camera, Detroit
Dick Deats .... key grip (as Richard W. Deats)
Jerry C. Deats .... best boy grip
Sean Devine .... grip
Robert Dudley .... grip
Mike Dzialowski .... camera loader: Detroit (as Michael Dzialowski)
Brad Edmiston .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Brad Edminson)
Camille Freer .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Chris Friebus .... additional film loader
Ray Garcia .... grip
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip
David Golia .... camera operator: "c" camera (as David John Golia)
Harold Groshon .... electrician (as Hal Groshon)
Gregg Horvath .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Detroit
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... grip
Sean T. Kelly .... grip: Detroit (as Sean Kelly)
Jason E. Lord .... set lighting technician
Doug Mercer .... grip
Joe Miller .... grip: Detroit
Ryan Parks .... camera loader
Paul Plannette .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Liz Radley .... video supervisor
Ken Regan .... still photographer
Robert Rycroft .... first assistant camera: "c" camera: Detroit
P. Scott Sakamoto .... Steadicam operator (as Scott Sakamoto)
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator (as Scott Sakamoto)
Richard Scarpone .... video assist operator
Art Schwab .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (as Arthur Schwab)
Mika Sogawa .... electrician
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Doug Wall .... grip (as Douglas L. Wall)
Keith Wandrei .... grip: Detroit
John Young .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Brad Baker .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Michael B. Chait .... grip (uncredited)
Jon Haney .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Trevor Tong .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Trevor Tong .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Christopher Warren .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Arthur D. Whitehead .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Marti Bowling .... extras casting: Detroit
Gary Bredow .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Cheryl L. Cook .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Bill Dance .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Leigh French .... adr voice casting
Dorien Gosa .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger .... casting associate (as Lindsey Hayes)
Adam Jordan .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Heidi Jumisco .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Lisa Kotarac .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Mark MacInnis .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Kathy McKee .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
David Rapaport .... casting assistant
Nicole M. Ritchay .... casting assistant (as Nicole Ritchay)
Cathy Thomas .... extras casting: Detroit
Marta Tomkiw .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Tina Trevarrow .... extras casting assistant: Detroit
Jennifer Secord .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mari-An Ceo .... assistant costume designer
Dallas D. Dornan .... set costumer (as Dallas Dornan)
Beverly Llombart .... costume supervisor: Detroit
Grace Pyke .... costume production assistant (as Grace Kelly Lambert)
Loring I. Spicer .... costume supervisor
Teri Wertman .... key set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Pietro Cecchini .... assistant editor
Lindsay Crystal .... assistant editor
Chris Dowell .... post-production coordinator (as Christopher Dowell)
Skip Kimball .... telecine colorist
Jeremy Lewis .... post-production assistant
Christopher Lowell .... post-production coordinator
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Heather Mullen .... first assistant editor
Ari Krepostman .... assistant to post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... post-production services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
P.J. Bloom .... music coordinator
Tim Boyle .... music scoring mixer
Ray Espinola Jr. .... music coordinator
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Edward Starnes .... music clearance coordinator
Pete Anthony .... conductor (uncredited)
Jellybean Benítez .... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
David De Palo .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Jon Kull .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nick Vidar .... music programmer (uncredited)
Paul Wertheimer .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Armstrong .... driver
Joe Bane .... transportation co-captain: Detroit
Linda Barnes .... driver: Detroit
Richard M. Brasic .... driver
Bill Bratton .... driver: Detroit
Anthony J. Brazas .... driver (as Anthony Brazas)
Gary Claridge .... driver (as Gary A. Claridge)
Jenni Dougherty .... driver: Detroit
Pat Dougherty .... transportation captain: Detroit
Kenneth Fistler .... driver: Detroit (as Ken Fistler)
William J. Foley .... driver
Ken Fredine .... driver (as Kenneth 'Jerry' Fredine)
Sam Hara .... driver (as Sam I. Hara)
Robert Hunter Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Gary L. Johnson .... driver
Kurt Knudsen .... driver: Detroit
Phil McCann .... driver: Detroit
Dennis McCleod .... driver: Detroit
Larry Michael .... driver (as J. Larry Michael)
Dan Morgan .... driver
Mark Myers .... driver: Detroit
Lee Nicholson .... driver: Detroit
Gary Preece .... driver
Sandra Roach .... driver
Craig Scott .... driver
Timothy Sheehan .... transportation captain
Joseph Silva .... driver: Detroit (as Joe Silva)
Michael Jon Sparks .... driver (as Michael 'Sparky' Sparks)
Ken Stevens .... driver: Detroit
Raymond Stevens .... driver: Detroit (as Ray Stevens)
Bret Stewart .... driver
Michael F. Store .... driver
Jeff Sudz .... driver: Detroit
Stan Sydel .... driver
Russ Tolliver .... driver
John Willoth .... driver
Mike Storc .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marty Appel .... consultant
Maria Celeste Arruda III .... production secretary (as Maria C. Arruda)
David Artushin .... production assistant
Sebastian Attie .... office production assistant
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... first aid (as Debra Bakeman)
Yogi Berra .... consultant
Crista Birgy .... first assistant accountant
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Judith M. Brown .... studio teacher (as Judith Brown)
Brett Carson .... extras craft service: Detroit
Bob Cerv .... consultant
Christine Claussen .... day player assistant: Detroit
Stacie Craig .... office production assistant
Dale Dershimer .... extras craft service: Detroit
James Flemming .... catering assistant: Deluxe Catering
Lorin Flemming .... head cook: Deluxe Catering (as Lauren Fleming)
Whitey Ford .... consultant
Curtis Franklin .... location assistant: Detroit
Chris Furia .... production accountant
Lisa Furia .... second assistant accountant
Paul Gallo .... baseball coach
Seamus Gibbons .... catering assistant: Deluxe Catering
Michelle Gold .... set production assistant
Kia Hellman .... assistant: Mr. Colesberry
Julie Isaacson .... consultant
Cheri Jacobs .... second assistant accountant
Jason Killilea .... office production assistant
Jason Kowalski .... location assistant: Detroit
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Lizette Lopez .... catering assistant: Deluxe Catering
Mickey Mantle Jr. .... consultant
Daniel Mantle .... consultant
David Mantle .... consultant
Merlyn Mantle .... consultant
Roger E. Maris Jr. .... consultant
Kevin J. Maris .... consultant
Patricia A. Maris .... consultant
Randy J. Maris .... consultant
Richard A. Maris .... consultant
Sandra M. Maris .... consultant
Susan A. Maris .... consultant
Ben Martin .... office production assistant: Detroit
Annette Mathews .... assistant: Ms. Sprecher
Matt V. Messina .... location assistant (as Matt Messina)
Danny Morris .... craft service
Chris Munday .... assistant location manager (as Christopher D. Munday)
Maria Nieves .... catering assistant: Detroit
Jason Ninness .... assistant production coordinator
Jim O'Hara .... consultant
Jim Ogle .... consultant
Pat Parson .... extras craft service: Detroit
Doug Pepper .... assistant: Mr. Pepper
Jeff 'Doc' Porter .... first aid
Willie Radcliff .... craft service (as Willie Radcliffe)
Deborah Ricketts .... film and video researcher
Aaron Roberts .... set production assistant (as Aaron C. Roberts)
Juan Ruiz .... catering assistant: Deluxe Catering
Amanda Rush .... first aid
Michael L. Ryan .... first aid (as Mike Ryan)
Mildred Sacks .... studio teacher
Sharon Sacks .... studio teacher
David Sanfield .... owner: Deluxe Catering
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Lisa Schultz .... craft service assistant: Detroit
Paul E. Schulz .... location assistant: Detroit
Marty Shea .... office production assistant: Detroit
Carol Sidlow .... assistant: Mr. Crystal
Steven E. Simon .... set production assistant
Lisa J. Smith .... craft service: Detroit (as Lisa Smith)
R.J. Smith .... baseball coach
Reggie Smith .... baseball coach
Todd Spears .... payroll accountant (as Todd C. Spears)
Michael Store .... assistant: Mr. Pepper
Andy Strassberg .... consultant
Nicole Sylvester .... assistant production coordinator: Detroit
Michael Tibbs .... office production assistant (as Michael J. Tibbs)
David Treachenberg .... location assistant: Detroit
Dana Wagner .... set production assistant
Diane Ward .... production coordinator
Leslie Ward .... assistant: Mr. Wexler
Judy Weaver .... second assistant accountant (as Judi Weaver)
Roberta Wells .... baby nurse (as Roberta Wells R.N.)
Bill Wheeler .... assistant: Mr. Jane
Kevin White .... head cook: Detroit
Daniel James Wrzesinski .... set production assistant
Florence Zissler .... assistant: Mr. Greenburg
Robert C. Bonnell .... set production assistant: Detroit (uncredited)
Carolyn Broughton .... office production assistant: Detroit (uncredited)
DC Ford .... stand-in: Bobby Hosea (uncredited)
James Gierman .... location consultant (uncredited)
Kyle Hutchison .... production assistant (uncredited)
William S. McIntire .... production assistant (uncredited)
Shaun O'Banion .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff 'Doc' Porter .... construction medic (uncredited)
Sol Rosenthal .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Jeff Solano .... key set production assistant: Detroit (uncredited)
Gail Thomas .... adr voice (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tyler Barnes .... special thanks
Rick Cerrone .... special thanks
Jack Crystal .... dedicatee
Tom Folk .... special thanks
Russ Gabay .... special thanks
Dave Kaplan .... special thanks
Bill Liederman .... special thanks
Bart Maris .... special thanks
Michael Mascaro .... special thanks
Mark McGwire .... special thanks
Cindy McManus .... special thanks
Dina Panto .... special thanks
Bud Selig .... special thanks (as Commissioner Bud Selig)
Paul Sheppard .... special thanks
Steve Sigler .... special thanks
George M. Steinbrenner III .... special thanks (as George Steinbrenner)
Jason Warzecha .... special thanks
 
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Also Known As:
"61" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
129 min
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Trivia:
The story Whitey Ford tells about Mickey Mantle tearing his knee because Joe DiMaggio made him back off a fly ball is true. According to Billy Crystal, Mickey had told him that story before and had even said "My knees were done right there and then."See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the bar scene, when the other Yankee players were talking to Roger Maris about Mickey Mantle's relationship with Joe DiMaggio, Moose Skowron mentions that Joe didn't talk to him at all his rookie year, until the World Series. Skowron did not join the Yankees until 1954, DiMaggio retired after the 1951 season, therefore, the two were never teammates. Plus, the Yankees did not even make the World Series in 1954. Even though the team won 103 games (the most for a Casey Stengel-managed team), they finished a distant second to the Cleveland Indians who won a then-American League record 111 games.See more »
Quotes:
Milt Kahn:[after Maris hit his 61st home run] Do you think you earned their respect out there today?
Roger Maris:Milt, I don't think that's something you earn on a ballfield.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Punisher (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Before Mark McGwire There Was Maris And Mantle, 20 August 2001
Author: sddavis63 (revsdd@gmail.com) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Produced obviously as a response to the assault by Mark McGwire (and Sammy Sosa) on baseball's single season home run record, this is a generally entertaining and well-acted story of the friendly battle waged between Yankee teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris to beat Babe Ruth's home run record of 60, back in the year 1961.

Billy Crystal (who also produced) showed a surprisingly deft touch as a director, giving viewers a very realistic glimpse of life inside the pressure cooker of Yankee Stadium and major league baseball in general. Maris (Barry Pepper) comes across as an all around good guy who would really rather not be in the spotlight, who nevertheless has to deal with a hostile media and less than supportive home fans, neither of whom really want to see Ruth's record broken and who, if it is to be broken, would rather see Mantle ("the real Yankee") do it. Pepper was extremely good in this role. Thomas Jane put on an equally good performance as the wilder Mantle, who actually becomes Maris's roommate partway through the season, mainly to keep himself out of trouble.

This is an enjoyable enough baseball movie. Suspense is lacking, because we already know how the thing is going to turn out, but it's worth watching if only to see the dressing room tension building and the effect on the team as a whole. It's also an interesting look at how the media creates and destroys heroes. It's a little bit long (slightly over two hours) but very enjoyable.

7/10

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