61* film Product Information
|Category||Warner Store DVDs, Warner Value DVD Movies, Dramas Videos, Television/TV Series, New York City, Cable Original, 1960s, Baseball Players|
|Starring||Thomas Jane, Barry Pepper, Bruce McGill, Anthony Michael Hall, Christopher McDonald, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Chris Bauer|
|Director of Photography||Haskell Wexler|
|Executive Producer||Billy Crystal, Ross Greenberg|
|Producer||Robert F. Colesberry|
|Production Designer||Rusty Smith|
61* movie was released Sep 11, 2001 by the Warner Home Video studio. .128 minute feature film DVD starring Thomas Jane and Barry Pepper. One was the Yankees' best-loved player, the other was their most valuable. 61* video In the summer of 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle took on Babe Ruth's record, the 1927 single-season 60 homerun slam. It would be a summer that no one would ever forget... but why did America have room in its heart for only one hero?
61* review Product Description
Set in New York City in 1961, 61* is a film directed by Billy Crystal for baseball lovers. ...See Full Description
61* movie Customer Reviews
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61* review I wasn't a big baseball fan before I saw this movie but its definitely one of my best ever. The story is very well told.
By oparadike (baltimore)
61* DVD for sale .61 is a perfect telling of the home run race between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. The terrific cast and excellent visual effects will make sure that you are not disappointed.
By Blake (Brandon,MS)
||An Ode to the Past|
61* movie This film is more a study of Mantle and Maris and the effects of fame on them as they chase the home run record.
By tintin84105 (Woods Cross, UT, USA)
61* video The best baseball movie I've ever seen. This is a must-have for anyone who loves the game.
By a reviewer (Kentucky, USA)
||Best Ever Baseball Movie|
61* film Billy Crystal Has Managed to come up with a couple of Guys that look and appear to be as real as the Real Greats of Baseball Legend.
By danb (Mobile Alabama)
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61* video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1953831|
|Studio||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Encoding||Region 1|
|Release Date||Sep 11, 2001|
|Also Known As||Sixty-One Asterisk; 61|
|Running Time||128 Minutes|
|Movie Details||Color; Dolby Surround AC-3 Sound; Dolby Noise Reduction; Surround Sound; Stereo Sound; Letter Boxed; Widescreen|
61* DVD Features
Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
Letterbox - 1.85
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Dolby Digital Stereo - Spanish
Dolby Surround - English
Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Additional Release Material:
Audio Commentary: Billy Crytal - Director
Making Of: THE MAKING OF 61*
Essay: Historical Information on Mantle, Maris, and 61*
One was the Yankees' best loved player, the other was their most valuable. In the summer of 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle took on Babe Ruth's record, the 1927 single-season 60 home run slam. It would be a summer that no one who knows baseball would forget. In 1961, Mickey Mantle is a Yankee favorite. The smiling sun god of the season, a hit with fans and sports writers alike and natural heir to his predecessors Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, and Bebe Ruth. Also at bat is a yound midwesterner, Roger Maris. A hard-hitting right fielder, Maris is Mantle's opposite in almost every way. Quiet and soft-spoken, he doesn't add up to everything a sports legend should be, and finds himself losing the support of the fans when he refuses to try. As the summer of 1961 unfolds, both Maris and Mantle find themselves approaching Babe Ruth's benchmark of 60 home runs. Facing mounting pressure from the media and the stands, they both know there's only room for one winner. The people make their choice known. But the people's favorite isn't the favorite to win.