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 »

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 Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
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 Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown ...
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 Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair ...
 Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
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 Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
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 Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
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 Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth ...
 Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman ...
 Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
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 Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette ...
 Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
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 Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...
 Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath ...
 Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin ...
 Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard ...
 Willie Randolph 5 episodes, 2007
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 Ron Guidry 5 episodes, 2007
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 Dick Howser 4 episodes, 2007
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 Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
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 Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
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 Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder ...
 Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
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 Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
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 Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
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 Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois ...
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 Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato ...
 Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
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Rob W. Gray ...
 Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
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 Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah ...
 Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman ...
 Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
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 Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira ...
 Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo ...
 Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt ...
 Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
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 Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford ...
 Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin ...
 Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
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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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Trivia

In several scenes in Billy Martin's (John Turturro) office, there is an old black and white picture that can be seen on the shelf behind his desk. The picture is of the REAL Billy Martin as a Yankees player with then Yankees manager Casey Stengel. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, a subway train is briefly seen. The cars have no graffiti, which was not the case for most NYC subway cars in 1977. Also, 2 of the cars are painted red with a logo depicting an older (R-10) subway car. In 1977, there were no red cars in the NYC system. See more »

Quotes

Billy Martin: You'll never silence Martin. I'm hyping my team up.
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Connections

Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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Innovative Sports Show
24 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am a big baseball fan and have always enjoyed movies like Bull Durham, The Natural, and Major League. The Bronx Is Burning is quite different.

First of all, it is a television show depicting actual events; the New York Yankees run to the World Series during the 1977 series. Second, this show is not your typical "feel good" sports movie. The players, owner, and manager have gripes with each other. It is interesting to see the true nature of a sports team. They are not always slapping each other on the rear ends and high fiving each other. Some of the players, and even the manager, can't stand each other. It truly was The Bronx Zoo.

One aspect of the show I don't particularly care for are the scenes involving the Son Of Sam murders. These scenes get a little too much attention. It is interesting that events of the day are intertwined throughout the show though, it helps put the show in its appropriate time frame and sets a good mood.

The cast of the four main characters Billy Martin (John Turturro), George Steinbrenner (Oliver Platt), Reggie Jackson (Daniel Sunjata), and Thurman Munson (Erik Jensen) is superb.

You don't have to be a Yankees fan to admire this show. It has a catchy story line that keeps you wanting more. The music for the show is also very good. ESPN has hit a homerun with this one. Rating 9 of 10 stars.


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