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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 Billy Martin (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Thurman Munson (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Graig Nettles (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Cliff Johnson (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)
Bob Dunsworth ...
 Radio Sports Reporter (7 episodes, 2007)
Hans Hartman ...
 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)
Dock Pollard ...
 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)
Keith J. Stevens ...
 Uniformed Police Officer / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Inspector Dowd (3 episodes, 2007)
Daryl Blonder ...
 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)
Lawrence Ryan ...
 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)
Aaron Calafato ...
 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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 Press Photographer / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Joe DiMaggio (2 episodes, 2007)
Tony Moreira ...
 Hotel Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
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)
Chloe Whiteford ...
 Billy's Girl (2 episodes, 2007)
Tom Wiggin ...
 Whitey Ford (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Student Watching TV / ... (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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Reggie Jackson in 1977 did not sport a "soul-patch" beneath his lower lip. Facial hair for New York Yankees is prohibited below the lower lip. Back in the late '70s Thurman Munson, when in dispute with Yankee ownership, would from time to time begin to grow a beard, and then would be ordered to shave it. Over the years, other Yankees, such as Goose Gossage and Don Mattingly, have been reprimanded by Yankee brass for long hair or facial hair in violation of Yankee policy. See more »

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Reggie Jackson: [being interviewed] Benching me? No. why would he do that?
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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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18 July 2007 | by (la) – See all my reviews

Tutorio as Billy Martin isn't miscast per se, from the side with the cap pulled down he really looks a lot like Martin, in fact, in the previews I remember thinking "who's that as Billy Martin, that's good." The more he talks, the less like Martin he is, and they should have straightened out his hair for the role, but overall this movie is well cast. Billy didn't have any Texas drawl like he does in this, I have no idea where that came from. I like that every player is played by someone, not just "Yankee #1" "Yankee #2" etc.. Platt is good as Steinbrenner. The guy playing Jackson looks nothing like him, but he's okay. The Thurman Munson guy is great.

This is a pretty good miniseries if you're a big baseball fan or from New York. I remember the 77 season well as a kid and that World Series very well.

The mini-series biggest flaw is its bad CGI. The green screen stuff looks like it was done by some high school kid. It's baffling that they've apparently spent money on everything in this series except quality special effects.

The other cool thing about the show is the "real story" clips as the credits are showing, with a real player talking about an incident that just occurred in the episode. I assume the DVD will have in-depth coverage with this stuff, so that will be a good rental. The theme song is a kind of cool, 1970s TV theme song and I like the real players and shots from the era interwoven with the series. Overall, it's good.


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