The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )

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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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 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)
Tim Keinath ...
 Mike Torrez (5 episodes, 2007)
Rob Lavin ...
 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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 Uniformed Police Officer / ... (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)
Matt Bourgeois ...
 Waiter (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Art Fowler (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Police Officer (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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 Joe DiMaggio (2 episodes, 2007)
Tony Moreira ...
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Giovanni Pantaleo ...
 Media Reporter (2 episodes, 2007)
Kathryn Schmitt ...
 Restaurant Patron (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Reporter (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Jim McMullen (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Billy's Girl (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 »

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The song Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste Of Honey is heard being played at a Disco. The song was not recorded or released until 1978. See more »

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Thurman Munson: [to Reggie Jackson] I don't want to fight with you Reggie. But, I don't like you.
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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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Innovative Sports Show
24 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a big baseball fan and have always enjoyed movies like Bull Durham, The Natural, and Major League. The Bronx Is Burning is quite different.

First of all, it is a television show depicting actual events; the New York Yankees run to the World Series during the 1977 series. Second, this show is not your typical "feel good" sports movie. The players, owner, and manager have gripes with each other. It is interesting to see the true nature of a sports team. They are not always slapping each other on the rear ends and high fiving each other. Some of the players, and even the manager, can't stand each other. It truly was The Bronx Zoo.

One aspect of the show I don't particularly care for are the scenes involving the Son Of Sam murders. These scenes get a little too much attention. It is interesting that events of the day are intertwined throughout the show though, it helps put the show in its appropriate time frame and sets a good mood.

The cast of the four main characters Billy Martin (John Turturro), George Steinbrenner (Oliver Platt), Reggie Jackson (Daniel Sunjata), and Thurman Munson (Erik Jensen) is superb.

You don't have to be a Yankees fan to admire this show. It has a catchy story line that keeps you wanting more. The music for the show is also very good. ESPN has hit a homerun with this one. Rating 9 of 10 stars.


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