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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. Despite the differences between family man Maris and hard-living Mantle, they form a rewarding friendship amid the media and fan frenzy. The shy Maris took the brunt of the storm, even facing boo-birds in his home stadium. Crystal and first-time writer Hank Steinberg keep the pace moving quickly between the field, the locker room, the press box, and the home front. The film never tries to dazzle with more than the facts (and it softens Mantle up a bit), yet it belongs on the short list of grand baseball movies. --Doug Thomas
Billy Chrystal's passion for the Yankees shines in this one. Barry Pepper, and Thomas Jane are phenomenal! As well as the well-casted host around them.Published 10 days ago by Nathan
Bought it to give to a nephew who is a baseball fan - I assume he liked it.Published 1 month ago by bettiefraser
the best movie ever written I've watched this several times but had to have it for my own library and will watch it again and againPublished 1 month ago by AZ
My husband and I both greatly enjoyed this movie .....and the special features......very well done!!Published 1 month ago by Terry S.