61*
61* (2001)

Lifelong New York Yankee fan Billy Crystal directed this made-for-cable film concerning the 1961 home run race between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. Maris (Barry Pepper) begins the 1961 season as the MVP from the previous year's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 2001
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80%
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90%


Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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.

James Rocchi
Netflix

Baseball drama from director Billy Crystal has the graceful arc of a well-hit ball.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

This film will play much better to die hard baseball fans than it will to non-devotees

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of the best telemovies I've ever seen...simply sensational

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A superior baseball movie

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...[features] two superb performances.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Unexpectedly touching (and extremely well-acted) portrait of two baseball legends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Lenny Muggsy
Quality HBO film, great acting and screenplay. Only movie I've seen where Barry Pepper has a lead role, he's solid as balls.
Leo L
A great film!
Alice Shen
What a wonderful movie! I was all "Awwww!" and "Noooo!" and "Yaaaay!" Full of exciting sports, devastating injuries, and… More
Jared H
One of my favorite baseball movies. Roger Maris still holds the record in my heart... F Bonds and McGwire! Cheaters!
Jose Zamudio
Great movie, , its a film with a very emotive momentum, its funny when it needs to be, and the best of all is that its a true story. Maybe one of greatest… More
Wu Chouin
Great sports movie.