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Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (2007)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Sport  |  11 July 2007 (USA)
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The Brooklyn Dodgers, from Jackie Robinson's breaking baseball's color barrier to their move to Los Angeles, a dozen years later. The Dodgers epitomize the diverse working-class, in contrast with the white uptown Yankees, and come oh-so-close to winning the World Series before it finally happens in 1955. By then, Ebbets Field is crumbling, ticket sales are off, fans have moved to the suburbs, and Robert Moses is blocking Walter O'Malley's plan to build a stadium at the terminus of the Long Island Railroad. When Los Angeles makes O'Malley an offer he can't refuse, an era comes to an end: in 1958 the Dodgers and cross-town-rival Giants go West, leaving the ghosts of Flatbush. Written by <>

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A wonderful piece of history, a great documentary
29 July 2007 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Whether you are from Brooklyn or Boise, if you love American History and just like baseball a little bit you will love this documentary. And if you are from Brooklyn, or New York, you will fall in love with this film. Beautifully written, with great footage, a moving tribute to a world we can only remember - when players motivation was the love of the game and steroids were not an issue; when sports heroes were nice guys and even the guy next door - you will love this film! And to Jackie Robinson, his wife, to those courageous people who said 'let's make Jackie a pro ball player' and to the fans of Brooklyn who (eventually) accepted him for his talent, for his being, for his loyalty to his team - this film truly honors a man who changed the face of America. To all the members of the film production company - to HBO for producing this film and to the MLB - thank you. To Robert Moses - it's proof that power can make one foolish, even ridiculous. You sent the Dodger packing to the other coast (and the Giants too)...and you took them out Brooklyn - something from which Brooklyn never recovered.

To all those wonderful ball players and their families, to all those great fans - thank you for being the heart and soul of this truly beautiful film...

It is a great documentary and yes, you'll need some tissues through touches the heart, just as these ball players did....and to my father who was a Giant fan and remembering the story of the 1951 series....

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