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The Bronx Is Burning 

A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Oliver Platt ...  George Steinbrenner 8 episodes, 2007
Kevin Conway ...  Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
Daniel Sunjata ...  Reggie Jackson 8 episodes, 2007
John Turturro ...  Billy Martin 8 episodes, 2007
Erik Jensen ...  Thurman Munson 8 episodes, 2007
Alex Cranmer ...  Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown Darby Brown ...  Cliff Johnson 8 episodes, 2007
Joe Grifasi ...  Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair Aric LeClair ...  Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
Louis Mustillo ...  Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
Arthur J. Nascarella ...  Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
Leonard Robinson ...  Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
Alan Ruck ...  Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth Bob Dunsworth ...  Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman ...  Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Evan Hart ...  Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette Mark Lorette ...  Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
Joe Cappelletti ...  Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...  Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath Tim Keinath ...  Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin Rob Lavin ...  Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard Dock Pollard ...  Willie Randolph 5 episodes, 2007
Lou Provenzano ...  Ron Guidry 5 episodes, 2007
Max Casella ...  Dick Howser 4 episodes, 2007
A.J. McClain ...  Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
Keith J. Stevens Keith J. Stevens ...  Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Stephen Lang ...  Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder Daryl Blonder ...  Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
Val Jobara ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2007
Susan Misner ...  Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
Josh Pais ...  Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan Lawrence Ryan ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
Loren Dean ...  Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
Mather Zickel ...  Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois Matt Bourgeois ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 2007
Bill Buell ...  Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato Aaron Calafato ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
Meredith Deacon ...  Sydney 2 episodes, 2007
Rob W. Gray Rob W. Gray ...  Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
Janine Green ...  Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah Elleen Hannah ...  Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman Jack Hartman ...  Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
Sean Martin Hingston ...  Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
Stephen Kyle ...  Press Photographer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Christopher McDonald ...  Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira ...  Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo Giovanni Pantaleo ...  Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt Kathryn Schmitt ...  Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
Kal Thompson ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Walton ...  Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford Chloe Whiteford ...  Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin ...  Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
Russell Woron-Simons ...  Student Watching TV / ... 2 episodes, 2007
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Storyline

In the year 1977, Major league Baseball has officially inaugurated the free agent market. A baseball player named Reggie Jackson came to New York to sign a contract with the ball club called the "Yankees". But, what Jackson does not know that he will soon bring controversy to the club, by saying that he's the "Straw that stirs the drink", causing his fellow teammates especially, Thurman Munson to not like him. Plus, manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner also have their own private arguments about Jackson and the team. Meanwhile, other things are happening in New York as a killer using a .44 magnum and calling himself as "The Son Of Sam" is lurking around the city, and the infamous blackout. Written by John Wiggins

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Everyone Has Something To Prove.

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July 2007 (USA) See more »

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New Haven, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Reggie Jackson was highly critical of the way he was portrayed in the film, saying he felt it slandered him and his family. Jackson threatened to sue producers over his portrayal, and has generally reacted angrily when the subject of the movie comes up in interviews. In 2012 Jackson announced he was writing his own book about the 1977 season in response to the movie, though as of early 2013 the book has yet to be written or published. See more »

Goofs

On the morning news, the June 26th attack by the Son of Sam is mentioned. It is then mentioned that the Yankees won 5-4 the day before. However, the June 26th attack occurred at 3 AM in the morning, meaning the attack happened before the Yankees game on June 26th (which they did indeed win 5-4.) The game on the day before the June 26th attack would have been the June 25th game, which the Yankees won 5-1. See more »

Quotes

Reggie Jackson: He is comparing Thurman to a cocktail, he took whatever I said out of context.
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.33 (2015) See more »

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Story is building nicely.....
26 July 2007 | by coleman-33See all my reviews

I didn't know how this miniseries would develop but had read the book and was hopeful. I must admit that ESPN has done well and I'm enjoying the series very much. I've watched the first three episodes....The sets are a cut above for a miniseries and the characters are growing nicely in their parts. I'm old, so I remember the 70's. It was before the strike and baseball was still very much a part of America. That is, the old America, when a night at the game made your week, when the guy selling peanuts could throw a strike 15 rows up. Including all the historical events of the time, in New York City, with a good baseball story puts me right back there. That was definitely part of the story, so I'm glad ESPN chose to stay true to the book.

Good job, ESPN!


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