DVD 129 mins IMDB 7.8
HBO (2001)
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Dave & Andie
Action, Drama, Sports
USA  /  English

Chris Bauer Bob Cerv
Jennifer Crystal Pat Maris
Jennifer Foley Pat Maris
Joe Grifasi Phil Rizzuto
Bob Gunton Dan Topping
Peter Jacobson Artie Green
Thomas Jane Mickey Mantle
Richard Masur Milt Kahn
Chris McDonald Mel Allen
Christopher McDonald Mel Allen
Bruce McGill Houk, Ralph
Anthony Michael Hall Whitey Ford
Donald Moffat Ford Frick
Barry Pepper Roger Maris

Director Billy Crystal
Producer Billy Crystal; Robert F. Colesberry
Writer Hank Steinberg

"61*" is an intriguing examination of the 1961 season when Major League Baseball was focused on the potential for either Roger Maris (Barry Pepper) or Mickey Mantle (Tom Jane) to hit at least 61 home runs and break Babe Ruth's longstanding record. A media firestorm is created to concoct a supposed bitter and intense rivalry between the two Yankee teammates, who in reality were friends. The wild Mantle and the more reserved Maris actually support each other through the season. Part of the drama revolves around the time pressure, since Ruth set his record when seasons were only 154 games to 1961's 162 games. The real drama is as much in the relationship between the two men and their friendship as it is in the record itself.

Edition Details
Distributor Hbo Home Video
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 026359178221
Region Region 1
Chapters 31
Release Date 9/11/2001
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Animated Menus
Chapter Selections
Cast & Director Bios
Making Of 61* Featurette
Player Bios & Stats
1961 Home Run List
Original Trailer
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Purchase Price $9.98
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