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Fire in Babylon (2010)

TV-14 | | Documentary, Sport | 22 July 2011 (USA)
Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

Director:

Stevan Riley

Writer:

Stevan Riley
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richie Benaud ... Self - Commentator (voice) (archive footage)
Ian Botham ... Self (archive footage)
Geoffrey Boycott ... Self - Commentator (voice) (archive footage)
Brian Close Brian Close ... Self (archive footage)
Colin Croft Colin Croft ... Self
Jeffery Dujon Jeffery Dujon ... Self
David Frost ... Self (archive footage)
Joel Garner ... Self
Sunil Gavaskar ... Self (archive footage)
Lance Gibbs Lance Gibbs ... Self
David Gower ... Self (archive footage)
Gordon Greenidge Gordon Greenidge ... Self
Tony Greig ... Self
Desmond Haynes Desmond Haynes ... Self
Jason Holder ... Self - Opening Credit Fast Bowler
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Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

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Genres:

Documentary | Sport

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Trivia

The bowler featured at the very beginning is Jason Holder, appointed captain of the West Indian ODI side in late 2014. See more »

Quotes

Tony Greig: I Intend to make them grovel
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Soundtracks

Jungle Lion
Performed by The Upsetters
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Not quite a fire, but certainly a burning passion
21 August 2011 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

A documentary by Stevan Riley, charting the rise of the West Inides cricket team during the late 1970s and early 1980s, from their humiliating defeat in Australia in 1975, which spurred them on to form an electrifying team that took on the likes of England and India, lifting the hopes of a people and a nation, from the sturdy leadership of Clive Lloyd, onto the enigmatic Viv Richards.

In documentary terms, Fire in Babylon is a relatively unremarkable effort, not playing out in any way that really breaks from genre conventions or offers anything you haven't seen before. However, the natural colour and vibrancy of the culture it's telling the story of manages to give it a real life and soul of it's own, that is in itself something different. ***


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Storyville: Fire in Babylon See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgetown, Barbados See more »

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$385,451
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1.78 : 1
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