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Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Why did America have room in its heart for only one hero?
|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 1927single-season 60 home run slam. It would be a summer that baseball fans would never forget.|
"Extraordinary. USA Today
"An engrossing drama filled with love of the game. US Weekly
"Crystal hits a grand slam... Chicago Tribune
Editor's NoteSet 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.
Cast & Crew
|Anthony Michael Hall|
|Billy Crystal - Director|
|Haskell Wexler - Director of Photography|
|Billy Crystal - Executive Producer|
|Ross Greenburg - Executive Producer|
|Bill Crystal - Executive Producer|
|Mark Shaiman - Musical Score|
|Robert F. Colesberry - Producer|
|Hank Steinberg - Writer|
|Barry Pepper, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie|