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"30 for 30" Four Days in October (2010)

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5 October 2010 (Season 1, Episode 24)
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The Boston Red Sox overcome "The Curse" and defeat the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series. In the process, they also become the first team ever to win a series after trailing three games to none. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Bronson Arroyo ... Himself

Lenny Clarke ... Himself

Johnny Damon ... Himself
Terry Francona ... Himself
Pedro Martinez ... Himself
Kevin Millar ... Himself

David Ortiz ... Himself
Dave Roberts ... Himself

Curt Schilling ... Himself
Bill Simmons ... Himself

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gary Waksman 
 
Produced by
David Check .... executive producer
John Dahl .... executive producer
Benjamin Fertig .... associate producer
Connor Schell .... executive producer
Bill Simmons .... executive producer
Jeff Spaulding .... field producer
 
Original Music by
Joel Beckerman 
 
Cinematography by
Samson Chan 
James Potocki 
Tom Rome 
Brian Schulz 
 
Film Editing by
Josh Oshinsky 
Pete Panagoulias 
 
Art Department
Charlie Tang .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Shane Bronson .... audio
Chris Rogers .... audio
Alan Strusser .... audio
 
Editorial Department
Santiago Gutierrez .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Cari Davine .... vp of business affairs
Eric M. Johnson .... executive in charge
 

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Directed by
Reggie Rock Bythewood (2009-2010)
Bill Couturié (2009-2010)
Jonathan Hock (2009-2010)
Steve James (2009-2010)
Lucas Jansen (2009-2010)
Adam Kurland (2009-2010)
Brett Morgen (2009-2010)
Ron Shelton (2009-2010)
Jeff Zimbalist (2009-2010)
 
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Boston stragglers turned heroes, 2 September 2012
Author: jc-osms from United Kingdom

I've only recently developed an interest in baseball, not surprising I suppose, given the almost zero coverage it's gotten here in my native Scotland and sought out this thrilling short documentary after watching Ken Burns' exhaustive 11 part history of the sport on Netflix.

So while being in no way an expert on the sport, I was at least aware of the huge rivalry between the two competing teams the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox as well as the heretofore history of domination of the former over the latter ever since, so the legend went, Boston sold all-time great Babe Ruth to their rivals and never won a World Series again for nigh on a hundred years when this dramatic series (actually for the right to play in the World Series Finals of that year).

What made it so dramatic was the circumstances of their win, a come-from-behind 4-3 triumph after falling three games behind. More than that, the story packs in the key moments of the drama as Boston improbably came back from the dead, with none more memorable than the game that their injured pitcher played through an excruciating (and obviously bleeding) ankle injury to help his team win.

Related in strictly day-by-day chronological fashion, the film-makers only sparingly use retrospective narration by key players in the drama, preferring to match these up with contemporary news and sport coverage of the day.

Focusing entirely on the events of the four days, the documentary does a good job in encapsulating the lows and highs of the Boston team, staff and fans as their team finally defeat "the Curse of the Bambino".

I enjoyed it very much and felt akin to the Bostonian cause having once visited Fenway Park for a Red Sox match fifteen years or so go.

My crush on baseball goes on, long may it flourish and documentaries like this to be made

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