Movie : 61*
Director: Billy Crystal
Actors: 2001, Al Kaplon, And a bunch more ...., Andy Schofield, Anthony Michael Hall, Barry Pepper, Bob Gunton, Bobby Hosea, Brendan McCarthy, Brian Smith, Bruce McGill, Charles Esten, Chris Bauer, Chris Marquette, Christopher McDonald, Connor Trinneer, Conor O'Farrell, Dane Northcutt, Dave Daniels, David Courtney, Dell Yount, Dick Stilwell, Domenick Lombardozzi, Donald Elson, Donald Moffat, EE Bell, Haynes Brooke, James Intveld, JD Cullum, Jennifer Crystal, Joe Grifasi, Joe Wachowski, John Anton, Jon Miller, Kevin Patrick Kelly, Maile Flanagan, Matt Kaminsky, Michael Gallagher, Michael Mili, Michael Nouri, Mike Carlucci, Mitchell Edmonds, Pat Crowley, Paul Borghese, Peter Jacobson, Phil Hawn, Randall Godwin, Renee Taylor, Reuben Yabuku, Richard Alan Brown, Richard Brown, Richard Masur, Robert Costanzo, Robert Joy, Sammy Sosa, Scott Waara, Scott Williamson, Sean Marquette, Seymour Cassel, Shannah Laumeister, Shiva Rose, Stephanie Entin
Runtime: 129 mins
Released: December 31, 2001
61*: Summer, 1961: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle are on pace to break the most hallowed record in U.S. sports, Babe Ruth’s single-season 60 home runs. It’s a big story, and the intense, plain-spoken Maris is the bad guy: sports writers bait him and minimize his talent, fans cheer Mantle, the league’s golden boy, and baseball’s commissioner announces that Ruth’s record stands unless it’s broken within 154 games. Any record set after 154 games of the new 162-game schedule will have an asterisk. The film follows the boys of summer, on and off the field: their friendship, the stresses on Maris, his frustration with the negative attention, and his desire to play well, win, and go home.
You must be logged in to post a comment.