61*

61*
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 28, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Hbo Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • 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*
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Essay: Historical Information on Mantle, Maris, and 61*

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 15,757
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...[features] two superb performances. Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Aug 1, 2003
While the script has its fair share of treacly moments intended to manipulate viewers into caring deeply for this duo, Billy Crystal's dream project about his beloved Yankees and one of their great chapters gets a heroic treatment in 61*. Full Review
Variety
Jul 6, 2010
Barry Pepper is an amazing Maris look-alike, Thomas Jane manages to suggest the damage Mantle did to himself, and Richard Masur plays the sort of sportswriter I wanted to grow up to be... Full Review
New York Magazine/Vulture
Feb 5, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- 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.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Apr 13, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- Baseball drama from director Billy Crystal has the graceful arc of a well-hit ball. Full Review
Netflix
Nov 7, 2002
Rating: B- -- This film will play much better to die hard baseball fans than it will to non-devotees Full Review
Old School Reviews
Nov 13, 2001
...This is, simply, one of the best baseball movies ever...
USA Today
Sep 14, 2001

Product Description:

Set in New York City in 1961, 61* is a film directed by Billy Crystal for baseball lovers. Zooming in on Yankee players Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, the film follows these two opposites as they attempt to break Babe Ruth's 1927 home run record. In heated competition, the two players each try to score over 60 home runs and set the new world record. While the fans align themselves with one player to be the winner, the players choose the other, igniting the playing field with tension, excitement, and anticipation.

Product Description:

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.

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  • Sales Rank: 12,985
  • UPC: 026359178221
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