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Fire in Babylon -- An underdog story of how one of the most gifted teams in sporting history triumphed over its colonial masters.  A celebration of the power of sports as a vehicle for social change set to a reggae beat featuring Bob Marley and others.

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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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Great music and exciting cricket See more (19 total) »

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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
Shiladitya Bora .... distribution
Greg Hemes .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Dickie Bird .... thanks
Gladstone Small .... thanks
Gary Welch .... thanks
 

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87 min
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The bowler featured at the very beginning is Jason Holder, appointed captain of the West Indian ODI side in late 2014.See more »
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Tony Greig:I Intend to make them grovelSee more »
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Half OunceSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great music and exciting cricket, 27 May 2011
Author: ScoFilm from United Kingdom

An excellent snapshot of an era in which the West Indies turned cricket's traditional order on its head and gave it all a soundtrack too through reggae music. It is told almost entirely through the viewpoint of the team members with the occasional burst of pride from musicians and poets, mainly through song and notably Bunny Wailer provides some excellent insight into the pride the islands took in their united team.

There was plenty said about the team by the (foreign to them) press and commentators as they raced to the top of test cricket but not so much credit so I think the film's solely West Indies angle is justified. The film also explores the legacy of prejudice that the West Indies team did much to expose. Corporal Jones always maintained that "they don't like it up them" and Holding, Garner, Roberts and Croft proved that it was true of us too. Croft's decision to tour Apartheid South Africa is given to the viewer to judge. Respect was earned and cricket changed with it. It may be a one sided view but you leave with no doubt that the helmet-less and pad-scant men that stood up to such bowling were brave souls too.

Great music, audience maturity respected, wince-inducing footage, some laughs and Sir Vivian Richards. An hour and a half well spent for me.

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