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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »




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 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 Tom Wiggin ...  Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
Russell Woron-Simons ...  Student Watching TV / ... 2 episodes, 2007


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.


Drama | Sport



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Release Date:

July 2007 (USA) See more »

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Бронкс пылает See more »

Filming Locations:

New Haven, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Did You Know?


Joe Grifasi, who played then Yankee Coach Yogi Berra, had earlier played Yankees Broadcaster (and best friend of Berra) Phil Rizzuto in the 2001 HBO movie 61*. Chistopher McDonald, who appeared as Joe DiMaggio, was also featured in 61* as Yankee Broadcaster Mel Allen. See more »


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 »


Reggie Jackson: [being interviewed] Benching me? No. why would he do that?
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.33 (2015) See more »

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The Best show on TV besides The Wire
28 August 2007 | by glory2godpdSee all my reviews

I don't particularly care to watch TV anymore due to all the un-originally studios are presenting these days with reality TV. It seems that no one with any imagination or has taken a class in screen writing exists in Hollywood giving us trash TV such as FLAVOR OF LOVE, HOW TO MARRY A Millionaire, etc. Once in a blue moon, a creative team brainstorms to create a wonderful, brilliant show that NO ONE WATCHES-there are two shows on TV right now that describes this comment-THE WIRE and THE BRONX IS BURNING.

As a die hard Yankee fan, well I have to be because I was born and raised on Gerard Ave, a block away from the stadium, I raced home from work every night to watch GREAT PERFORMANCES by John Turturo, Oliver Platt, and others, and excellent editing and writing. Although I was only 12 months old when all of this was going on, I felt like the events was happening present day.

People tend to forget that this is NOT a "Sports" show and its not necessarily about The Yankees per se-its about NEW YORK CITY CIRCA 1977. I wasn't bothered by one bit watching the fear that terriorzed NYC from the Son of Sam-this is WHAT Happened and it reflected on everyone's lives (except for us Black folks because he wasn't killing us). Disco was big, SEX was everywhere AIDS free, the summer was a monster and the depiction of the blackout was the best thing I've seen on TV. I'm a vintage freak and watching those old clips of people trying to survive in the 100 degree heat in the dark, makes me wonder how in the hell my parents kept my twin brother and I, sane in our cribs, along with three teenage girls.

What I loved about this show was how they showed the heart and soul of NYC-we may hate you for not fulfilling your responsibilities but when you come through for us, WE WILL WORSHIP YOU and when it comes to the Yankees winning, Color, creed, class of people doesn't matter. The looting doesn't matter-we all love on one another...until after the ticket tate parade.

When I first saw the promo to this, I thought it was going to be another cheap shot of old New York filmed in Canada (not sure if it was)with d-grade performances but I was dead wrong.

Great show and I'm sad that its reached its finale; now the same writers should create SPRING OF 94 where The Rangers won the cup and the Knicks were in the Finals at the same time.

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