Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 15
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Release Date: Apr 28, 2001 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 15,564
Noted baseball fan Billy Crystal directed this made-for-cable drama set in the summer of 1961, as two of the strongest hitters in the major leagues, Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) and Roger Maris (Barry Pepper), find themselves neck and neck in a battle to break Babe Ruth's long-standing record for most home runs in a season. Both men were playing for the New York Yankees at the time, and as the two men came within grasping distance of Ruth's record, their loyalty as friends and teammates was put
Apr 28, 2001 Wide
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A great baseball movie solidly directed by Billy Crystal. You can tell he's a Yankee fan, but also does not hesitate from showing the warts on some of his idols.
One of the best telemovies I've ever seen...simply sensational
Baseball drama from director Billy Crystal has the graceful arc of a well-hit ball.
A superior baseball movie
Unexpectedly touching (and extremely well-acted) portrait of two baseball legends.
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