61* (2001)

Noted baseball fan Billy Crystal directed this made-for-cable drama set in the summer of 1961, as two of the strongest hitters in the major leagues, Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) and Roger Maris (Barry Pepper), find themselves neck and neck… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 28, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2001
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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

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

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

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
"Stick to what you know" is advice often rendered to art students and for Mr. Billy Crystal of New York City that apparently is just the ticket as he… More
Thomas Drufke
Being a huge fan of baseball, but someone who was born much later than the 1961 Home run race, made 61* a real joy of a viewing experience for me. Not only is… More
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!