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The Bronx Is Burning 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Oliver Platt ...  George Steinbrenner 8 episodes, 2007
Kevin Conway ...  Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
Daniel Sunjata ...  Reggie Jackson 8 episodes, 2007
John Turturro ...  Billy Martin 8 episodes, 2007
Erik Jensen ...  Thurman Munson 8 episodes, 2007
Alex Cranmer ...  Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown Darby Brown ...  Cliff Johnson 8 episodes, 2007
Joe Grifasi ...  Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair Aric LeClair ...  Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
Louis Mustillo ...  Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
Arthur J. Nascarella ...  Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
Leonard Robinson ...  Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
Alan Ruck ...  Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth Bob Dunsworth ...  Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman ...  Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Evan Hart ...  Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette Mark Lorette ...  Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
Joe Cappelletti ...  Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...  Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath Tim Keinath ...  Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin Rob Lavin ...  Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard Dock Pollard ...  Willie Randolph 5 episodes, 2007
Lou Provenzano ...  Ron Guidry 5 episodes, 2007
Max Casella ...  Dick Howser 4 episodes, 2007
A.J. McClain ...  Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
Keith J. Stevens Keith J. Stevens ...  Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Stephen Lang ...  Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder Daryl Blonder ...  Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
Val Jobara ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2007
Susan Misner ...  Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
Josh Pais ...  Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan Lawrence Ryan ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
Loren Dean ...  Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
Mather Zickel ...  Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Ellen Becker-Gray Ellen Becker-Gray ...  Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois Matt Bourgeois ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 2007
Bill Buell ...  Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato Aaron Calafato ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
Meredith Deacon ...  Sydney 2 episodes, 2007
Rob W. Gray Rob W. Gray ...  Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
Janine Green ...  Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah Elleen Hannah ...  Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman Jack Hartman ...  Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
Sean Martin Hingston ...  Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
Stephen Kyle ...  Press Photographer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Christopher McDonald ...  Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira ...  Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo Giovanni Pantaleo ...  Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt Kathryn Schmitt ...  Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
Kal Thompson Kal Thompson ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Walton ...  Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford Chloe Whiteford ...  Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin ...  Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
Russell Woron-Simons ...  Student Watching TV / ... 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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English

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July 2007 (USA) See more »

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New Haven, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Trivia

Three newspaper writers (Maury Allen, Phil Pepe, Steve Jacobson) who followed the Yankees during the 1977 season were featured prominently during the series. Two of them (Allen, Jacobson) can be seen standing with the actors who portrayed them (Louis Mustillo, Alan Ruck) during the locker room celebration in the final episode. The third writer, Pepe, can be seen as one of members of the press quoting George Steinbrenner in "The Seven Commandments" episode. See more »

Goofs

Many people have commented (in critic reviews and IMDB comment postings) that Billy Martin, born in California and having lived most of his life in New York, never spoke with a Southern accent as seen on the show. According to Jonathan Mahler's book, upon which the series is based, while Billy was a manager for the Texas Rangers, he loved Texas and it's people so much that he adopted the accent and the habit of wearing cowboy boots and hats for the rest of his life. See more »

Quotes

George Steinbrenner: [arguing with Billy Martin] I already got a pennant. I want a ring! if you can't do it, then I will get someone who will.
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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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apparent goof in Bronx is Burning
31 July 2007 | by finklinkselSee all my reviews

Although Jose Cardenal first used the "cupped out" bat design in 1972, the design was still not in popular use in 1977. Photos I have seen of Jackson in 1977 suggest he was still using the conventional "rounded out " cap bat design. Yet,in this series he is always shown using the now prevalent " cupped out " bat. Did Jackson ever use the " cupped out " bat in 1977? Nevertheless, the series does strive for authenticity and seems to capture the very mercurial personalities ( each for different reasons that students/experts in psychology and human behavior could have their own "field day" discussing ) of George, Billy and Reggie. Add to this mercurial mixture the spotlight and heat and resulting pressure of the New York Media, "Yankee" tradition/culture and the times and it is not surprising that the Bronx was burning. Nor is it surprising that the Bronx was exploding and this Series captures and does not try to contain that explosion.


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