61*

61* In 1961, New York Yankees Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle found themselves in a hotly contested race to beat Babe Ruth's home run record.

While sharing a mutual respect for each other's baseball-playing skills, they were pitted against one another in the media, where reporters and fans alike let it be known they preferred that the crowd-pleasing Mantle win the contest.

Based on the true story 61* is a riveting tale of these two extraordinary men and their struggle to maintain their friendship, sanity and Mantle's sobriety in the face of mounting pressures from the outside world.


Credits

CastThomas Jane, Barry Pepper, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer
DirectorBilly Crystal
Formats VHS
SA DistributorNu Metro


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