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Fire in Babylon (2010)

TV-14 | | Documentary, Sport | 22 July 2011 (USA)
Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

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Richie Benaud ...
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Ian Botham ...
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Geoffrey Boycott ...
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Brian Close ...
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Colin Croft ...
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Jeffery Dujon ...
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Sunil Gavaskar ...
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Lance Gibbs ...
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David Gower ...
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Gordon Greenidge ...
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Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

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£107,312 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2011, Limited Release
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Director Stevan Riley's previous film was also a sports documentary - _Blue Blood_ chronicled university boxing. See more »

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Tony Greig: I Intend to make them grovel
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You Are My Angel
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Excellent!!
25 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This documentary is just not for any cricket lover, but for someone who romanticizes with the game, particularly, with the Caribbean style. The documentary goes on to depict the stories behind those sensational victories of the great team of West Indies, throughput the 70's and 80's. The stories of fighting against colonialism, racism, prejudices, authoritarianism and divisional tactics of politicians, and how, the cricket team and its Captain Sir Clive Lloyd, goes on to win the game for his people, both, on and off field, by bringing the team together, through the thicks and thins.

PS: Micheal Holding's and Sir Vivian Richards' narration adds beauty to the whole experience. Long live Caribbean Cricket!


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