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22 July 2011 (USA) See more »
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Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's. | Add synopsis »
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Good Watch for a cricket fan but GLARING INACCURACIES are a PUT OFF See more (19 total) »

Cast

 
Richie Benaud ... Himself - Commentator (voice) (archive footage)
Ian Botham ... Himself (archive footage)
Geoffrey Boycott ... Himself - Commentator (voice) (archive footage)
Brian Close ... Himself (archive footage)
Colin Croft ... Himself
Jeffery Dujon ... Himself

David Frost ... Himself (archive footage)
Joel Garner ... Himself
Sunil Gavaskar ... Himself (archive footage)
Lance Gibbs ... Himself
David Gower ... Himself (archive footage)
Gordon Greenidge ... Himself
Tony Greig ... Himself
Desmond Haynes ... Himself
Michael Holding ... Himself
Alvin Kallicharran ... Himself (archive footage)
Allan Lamb ... Himself (archive footage)
Dennis Lillee ... Himself (archive footage)
Clive Lloyd ... Himself

Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Marley ... Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm Marshall ... Himself (archive footage)
Deryck Murray ... Himself
Kerry Packer ... Himself (archive footage)

Viv Richards ... Himself
Andy Roberts ... Himself
Robin Smith ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeff Thomson ... Himself (archive footage)
Bunny Wailer ... Himself
Bob Willis ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Stevan Riley 
 
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Stevan Riley 

Produced by
John Battsek .... producer
George Chignell .... co-producer
Ben Elliot .... executive producer
Balthazar Fabricius .... co-executive producer
Alasdair Flind .... co-executive producer
Ben Goldsmith .... executive producer
Peter Hargitay .... co-executive producer
Stevie Hargitay .... executive producer
Jessica Ludgrove .... co-producer
David Moore .... assistant producer
Andrew Ruhemann .... co-executive producer
Charles Steel .... producer
Nicole Stott .... production executive
 
Cinematography by
Stuart Bentley 
Balazs Bolygo 
 
Visual Effects by
Allison Brownmoore .... motion graphics designer (as Allison Moore)
 
Editorial Department
Ed Stevens .... assistant editor
Jamie Stones .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bruno Hovart .... composer: additional music
 
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Greg Hemes .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Dickie Bird .... thanks
Gladstone Small .... thanks
Gary Welch .... thanks
 

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87 min
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26 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Good Watch for a cricket fan but GLARING INACCURACIES are a PUT OFF, 1 May 2011
Author: Vineet from United States

It is a good watch for a cricket fan especially. But being a documentary, using wrong facts is enough to put off a lot of people who are able to catch the inaccuracy. And this documentary does it on more than one occasion.

In one of the matches in the 1976 series between WI and India, several Indian batsman were injured and had to retire hurt! Stevan Riley uses this fact and presents that Indians were demolished in the series by a fearsome WI team (when in fact the series was 2-1 in favor of WI and India had won one of the matches on back of a record 4th inning chase of 404 that was broken only in 2003 says a lot).

A more glaring inaccuracy: Stevan uses the video footage of a 1981 incident to depict that Indians could not face WI in 1975-76 series and walked off the field declaring their innings. The video footage is of an incident in Australia when Sunil Gavaskar threw tantrums on being given out lbw (possibly incorrectly) against Lillee and was walking off with his partner in disgust!

For a documentary to depict inaccurate facts is big turn off! It would have been OK if it was some 'masala' movie but definitely not for a documentary which claims to document some true incidents.

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