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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.


Stevan Riley


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Credited cast:
Richie Benaud Richie Benaud ... Himself - Commentator (voice) (archive footage)
Ian Botham ... Himself (archive footage)
Geoffrey Boycott Geoffrey Boycott ... Himself - Commentator (voice) (archive footage)
Brian Close Brian Close ... Himself (archive footage)
Colin Croft Colin Croft ... Himself
Jeffery Dujon Jeffery Dujon ... Himself
David Frost ... Himself (archive footage)
Joel Garner ... Himself
Sunil Gavaskar ... Himself (archive footage)
Lance Gibbs Lance Gibbs ... Himself
David Gower ... Himself (archive footage)
Gordon Greenidge Gordon Greenidge ... Himself
Tony Greig Tony Greig ... Himself
Desmond Haynes Desmond Haynes ... Himself
Michael Holding ... Himself


Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

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Documentary | Sport


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Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Storyville: Fire in Babylon See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgetown, Barbados See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£107,312 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2011, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The West Indies domination of cricket through the use of aggressive fast bowling lasted for 15 years and resulted in 40 batsmen ending up in hospital. See more »


Tony Greig: I Intend to make them grovel
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Written by Bob Marley (uncredited)
Performed by Bob Marley
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Concentrates more on politics than cricket!
22 June 2011 | by sacthegreat_666See all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that I am a big cricket fan, and was looking forward to this very eagerly. I was very excited to get hold of a copy. It started off pretty well... It showed great potential by showing what was happening in the field, but then gradually, as the movie progressed, it began focusing more on the politics and other drama than cricket. That disappointed me the most! And of course, this is very much biased from the West Indies perspective. All the facts are not stated. Just the facts that support WI is put up. So overall, a disappointment! I had high expectations on a documentary/movie about cricket, with me being a big fan of Cricket!

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