61* (2001)

Why did America have room in its heart for only one hero?

  • Genre: TV Movie, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2001-04-28
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 123 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 61* Productions Inc.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Billy Crystal
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In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?

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  • Barry Pepper

    as Roger Maris
  • Thomas Jane

    as Mickey Mantle
  • Anthony Michael Hall

    as Whitey Ford
  • Richard Masur

    as Milt Kahn
  • Bruce McGill

    as Ralph Houk
  • Chris Bauer

    as Bob Cerv
  • Jennifer Crystal Foley

    as Pat Maris ('61)
  • Christopher McDonald

    as Mel Allen
  • Haynes Brooke

    as Detroit Bartender
  • Bob Gunton

    as Dan Topping
  • Donald Moffat

    as Ford Frick
  • Joe Grifasi

    as Phil Rizzuto
  • Peter Jacobson

    as Artie Green
  • Seymour Cassel

    as Sam Simon
  • Robert Joy

    as Bob Fitschel
  • Michael Nouri

    as Joe DiMaggio
  • Domenick Lombardozzi

    as Moose Skowron
  • Bobby Hosea

    as Elston Howard
  • Paul Borghese

    as Yogi Berra
  • Renée Taylor

    as Claire Ruth
  • Pat Crowley

    as Pat Maris
  • Dane Northcutt

    as Randy Maris
  • Charles Esten

    as Kevin Maris
  • Shannah Laumeister Stern

    as Pretty Young Woman
  • Shiva Rose

    as Toot's Girl
  • Mike Carlucci

    as Memorial Stadium Announcer (voice)
  • Tony Stef'Ano

    as Baseball Fan (uncredited)
  • Mark McGwire

    as Self (uncredited)(archived footage)
  • Sammy Sosa

    as Self (uncredited)(archived footage)
Directing Billy Crystal Director
Writing Hank Steinberg Writer
Camera Haskell Wexler Director of Photography
Art Rusty Smith Production Design
Production Mali Finn Casting
Production Robert F. Colesberry Producer
Production Ross Greenburg Executive Producer
Sound Marc Shaiman Original Music Composer
Art Anne D. McCulley Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Dan Moore Costume Design
Production Carl S. Griffin Line Producer
Art Denise Hudson Art Direction
Editing Michael Jablow Editor
Production Billy Crystal Executive Producer