Billy crystal directs with sincerity and passion, never losing his amiable sense of humor the style, costume design, and the performances capture the 1960s well thomas jane makes clear the contrast of his character at the beginning and end of the story berry pepper proves that he is indeed a talented actor when he's not in battlefield earth. 61 is a 2001 american sports drama film written by hank steinberg and directed by billy crystal it stars barry pepper as roger maris and thomas jane as mickey mantle on their quest to break babe ruth's 1927 single-season home run record of 60 during the 1961 season of the new york yankees the film first aired on hbo on april 28, 2001.
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. Read movie and film review for 61 (2001) - billy crystal on allmovie - billy crystal's 61 stands alongside bang the.
Director billy crystal guarantees success for his movie in the perfect casting of the leads barry pepper ( saving private ryan 's religious sniper) is deft as maris, and thomas jane is a perfect mantle, a superman in a yankee uniform. Directed by billy crystal with barry pepper, thomas jane, anthony michael hall, richard masur roger maris and mickey mantle race to break babe ruth's single-season home run record.
In addition to the movie, the dvd of 61 contains an excellent 51 minute documentary about the movie, the yankees and the '61 season, hosted by crystal the documentary contains extensive information about the making of the movie and lots of great stories from crystal, whose love for and vast knowledge of both the game and the yankees is absolutely infectious.
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