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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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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
 
Other crew
Greg Hemes .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Dickie Bird .... thanks
Gladstone Small .... thanks
Gary Welch .... thanks
 

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good film that could have been better, 16 January 2012
Author: Lewis Mulvey from Australia

Fire In Babylon is a documentary about the West Indian cricket team and their rise from cricketing lightweights to world dominators. There are elements of the film that are superb - its linking the teams determination to succeed to historical oppression, and the significance of the team to the region of the West Indies, provide insights that resonate. Furthermore, the film has selected a fantastic group of West Indians to interview - their passion for the team, outlined through story-telling and song, help the viewer to really see how much this team meant to its fans.

The problem with the film is that it only thinly describes the historical facts. As a cricket fan who knows little of this period, I still feel that I understand very little of the test matches that the West Indies played throughout its dominant period. The great innings, the great bowling spells, comebacks and sledging battles are only breezed over, and as a result the viewer is left with the sense of understanding the side to be dominant through its ferocious bowling attack, but understanding little of the actual games themselves.

Despite this it's a fantastic documentary and highly recommended.

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