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Postby Snakes Gould » Sun May 20, 2007 1:23 am

i know im EXTREMELY late on this but i caught it on hbo late last night (insomnia is good for somethin'!) i thought it was very effective and interesting. i know this was billy crystal's take on the situation but how accurate is it? i really was feeling bad for maris at the end.
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Postby cordscords » Sun May 20, 2007 11:12 am

That movie was extremely well done. There was some Mantle/Maris tension, and he really was put under so much stress he started to lose his hair.

One of my favorite sports movies ;-D
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Postby AcidRock23 » Sun May 20, 2007 1:53 pm

I can't say I've seen it but they had the top 50 baseball moments during a rain delay a few weeks ago and included that and Maris really didn't look too thrilled after he popped #61...I will have to try to track the movie down.
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Sun May 20, 2007 2:47 pm

I thought it was a good movie and it seems to be pretty accurate. I think Jane and Pepper did a great job of re-creating the type of relationship that Mantle and Maris were perceived to have.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sun May 20, 2007 5:50 pm

BlueBandit24 wrote:I thought it was a good movie and it seems to be pretty accurate. I think Jane and Pepper did a great job of re-creating the type of relationship that Mantle and Maris were perceived to have.


well they seemed to get along fairly well in the movie but i just couldnt believe the way yanks' fans treated him. makes me hate them even more }:-)
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Postby luckygehrig » Mon May 21, 2007 12:37 am

This is one of my all time favorite baseball movies. I loved it. From what I've read it was pretty accurate too. I know Billy Crystal talked to the family's of both Maris and Mantle so that he could try to get as much insight as possible.
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