A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
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 George Steinbrenner (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Gabe Paul (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Reggie Jackson (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Yogi Berra (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Sparky Lyle (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Maury Allen (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Tommy Lasorda (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Mickey Rivers (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Reporter (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Radio Sports Reporter (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Reporter / ... (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Bucky Dent (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Reporter (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Sports Announcer (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Elston Howard (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Mike Torrez (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Kenny Holtzman (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Willie Randolph (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Ron Guidry (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Dick Howser (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Jimmy Wynn (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Ray Negron (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Gretchen Martin (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Phil Pepe (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Reporter (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Fran Healy (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Lou Piniella (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Waiter (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Art Fowler (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Sydney (2 episodes, 2007)
Rob W. Gray ...
 Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mary Rivers (2 episodes, 2007)
Elleen Hannah ...
 Hospital Administrator (2 episodes, 2007)
Jack Hartman ...
 Autograph Seeker (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Steve Dunleavy (2 episodes, 2007)
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Giovanni Pantaleo ...
 Media Reporter (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Jim McMullen (2 episodes, 2007)
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In the year 1977, Major league Baseball has officially inaugurated the free agent market. A baseball player named Reggie Jackson came to New York to sign a contract with the ball club called the "Yankees". But, what Jackson does not know that he will soon bring controversy to the club, by saying that he's the "Straw that stirs the drink", causing his fellow teammates especially, Thurman Munson to not like him. Plus, manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner also have their own private arguments about Jackson and the team. Meanwhile, other things are happening in New York as a killer using a .44 magnum and calling himself as "The Son Of Sam" is lurking around the city, and the infamous blackout. Written by John Wiggins

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Trivia

Joe Grifasi, who played then Yankee Coach Yogi Berra, had earlier played Yankees Broadcaster (and best friend of Berra) Phil Rizzuto in the 2001 HBO movie 61*. Chistopher McDonald, who appeared as Joe DiMaggio, was also featured in 61* as Yankee Broadcaster Mel Allen. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, a subway train is briefly seen. The cars have no graffiti, which was not the case for most NYC subway cars in 1977. Also, 2 of the cars are painted red with a logo depicting an older (R-10) subway car. In 1977, there were no red cars in the NYC system. See more »

Quotes

Thurman Munson: [to Reggie Jackson] I don't want to fight with you Reggie. But, I don't like you.
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.33 (2015) See more »

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Comparisons of Actor to Real Life Character
13 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a Die-Hard Mets fan. I like to watch the Bronx is Burning. I do know my share about the Yankees. Here are my comparisons by using a scale from 1 to 3, 1: no resemblance, 2: decent resemblance, 3 amazing resemblance.

Oliver Platt who plays Yankees owner George Steinbrenner gets a 2. He does portrays him well.

Kevin Conway, who plays Yankees President and GM, Gabe Paul, gets a 1.

John Turturro, who plays Yankee Manager Billy Martin, has an amazing resemblance gets a 3.

Joe Grifasi who plays Yogi Berra, gets a 2, not the best of resemblances, but has the same voice.

Max Casella, who plays 3B coach Dick Howser, gets a 3.

Daniel Sunjata who plays RF Reggie Jackson gets a 1, because the skin color isn't the same to the real Reggie Jackson (not being racist), and because he isn't as big.

Loren Dean, who plays backup catcher Fran Healy gets a 3.

Erik Jensen who plays C Thurman Munson gets a 3. He also has that grumpy attitude.

Mather Zickel, who plays DH Lou Pinella gets a 2, because Pinella was heavier.

Alex Cramner, who plays 3B Craig Nettles, gets a 3.

Leonard Robinson, who plays Mick "the Quick" Rivers, gets a 2.

Evan Hart, who plays Bucky "Fucking" Dent, gets a 2.

Dock Pollard, who plays 2B Willie Randolph, gets a 2.


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