A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
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 Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
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 Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown ...
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 Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair ...
 Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
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 Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
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 Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
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 Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth ...
 Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman ...
 Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
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 Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette ...
 Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
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 Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...
 Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath ...
 Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin ...
 Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard ...
 Willie Randolph 5 episodes, 2007
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 Ron Guidry 5 episodes, 2007
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 Dick Howser 4 episodes, 2007
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 Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
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 Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
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 Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder ...
 Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
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 Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
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 Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
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 Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois ...
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 Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato ...
 Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
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Rob W. Gray ...
 Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
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 Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah ...
 Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman ...
 Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
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 Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira ...
 Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo ...
 Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt ...
 Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
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 Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford ...
 Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin ...
 Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
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Storyline

In the year 1977, Major league Baseball has officially inaugurated the free agent market. A baseball player named Reggie Jackson came to New York to sign a contract with the ball club called the "Yankees". But, what Jackson does not know that he will soon bring controversy to the club, by saying that he's the "Straw that stirs the drink", causing his fellow teammates especially, Thurman Munson to not like him. Plus, manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner also have their own private arguments about Jackson and the team. Meanwhile, other things are happening in New York as a killer using a .44 magnum and calling himself as "The Son Of Sam" is lurking around the city, and the infamous blackout. Written by John Wiggins

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Everyone Has Something To Prove.

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Drama | Sport

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In several episodes a picture of the old Yankee Stadium from before it was renovated in 1973 can be seen in Billy Martin's (John Turturro) office. This is what Yankee Stadium looked like from 1923-1973 See more »

Goofs

Several of the peripheral characters (policemen, the reporters prominently featured, etc.) are all wearing obvious wigs and mustaches to better blend in with the time period. See more »

Quotes

Billy Martin: You'll never silence Martin. I'm hyping my team up.
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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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Accurate Portrayal of Life in the Bronx
3 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

"The Bronx is Burning" juxtaposes the story of the Yankees' run for the AL Pennant (and ultimately the World Series) with the Son of Sam murders, the infamous blackout and other notable events during this tumultuous time in the city's history. This miniseries mirrors the book "Damned Yankees" written by Moss Klein and Bill Madden, beat writers for The Newark Star Ledger and The New York Daily News respectively, who depicted all the craziness on those Yankee teams from the 70's through the 80's.

George Steinbrenner's tyrannical ownership of the Yankees was marked by a mixture of great success and turmoil during this time. Frequent managerial firings, front office turnover and overpayment of free agents all contributed to a circus atmosphere which was dubbed "The Bronx Zoo" by members of the media. "The Bronx is Burning" does a great job of depicting the principal characters and storyline of the '77 Yankee team. Particularly good is the work of John Turturro as the tactically brilliant but personally troubled manager Billy Martin. His striking resemblance lends immeasurable credibility to the show. Also very good is Oliver Platt as Steinbrenner. His mannerisms and speech closely mirror those of the real George.

If you are a baseball fan or Yankee follower, this is worth your while.


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