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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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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 
 
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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not factual, 7 November 2013
Author: rpattanaik from Austin, Texas

First of all, the movies has little to do with Cricket. If you are not a cricket fan, there is very little you will understand anyway. If you are cricket fan, there is nothing for you in it.

Secondly, it bends facts.

Yes, they lost to Australia 5-1 in 75. But the series was a good one. West Indies had won the 2nd test by an innings. WI had Roberts and Holding. They could have played the same game the Aussies did.

Now they talk about using the short pitched stuff against the Indians because they were at the receiving ends down under. That is not a fact. In that series in 76, WI won the first test. India won the second coming from behind and scoring 418/4 or something like that. Both Gavaskar and Vishwanath scored centuries. That was too much for WI to stomach. What they did in Kingston was disgraceful. Absolutely disgraceful. All they did was to bowl bouncers on a track tailor made for their bowlers. They did not spare the tailenders. The crowd screamed for blood.

They were not as nice as they project themselves to be. They were perhaps the greatest cricket team. But one of the ugliest. It was a good thing India got its revenge in the 83 World Cup.

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