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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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

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

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Story is building nicely.....
26 July 2007 | by See 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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