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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... read more
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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.

Original Release

04/28/2001

Cast

Barry Pepper Roger Maris
Thomas Jane Mickey Mantle
Anthony Michael Hall Whitey Ford
Richard Masur Milt Kahn
Bruce McGill Ralph Houk
Seymour Cassel Sam Simon
Chris Bauer Bob Cerv
Jennifer Crystal Foley Pat Maris ('61)
Christopher McDonald Mel Allen
Haynes Brooke Detroit Bartender
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Billy Crystal

Writers

Hank Steinberg

Cast

Barry Pepper Roger Maris
Thomas Jane Mickey Mantle
Anthony Michael Hall Whitey Ford
Richard Masur Milt Kahn
Bruce McGill Ralph Houk
Seymour Cassel Sam Simon
Chris Bauer Bob Cerv
Jennifer Crystal Foley Pat Maris ('61)
Christopher McDonald Mel Allen
Haynes Brooke Detroit Bartender
Bob Gunton Dan Topping
Donald Moffat Ford Frick
Joe Grifasi Phil Rizzuto
Peter Jacobson Artie Green
Robert Joy Bob Fitschel
Michael Nouri Joe DiMaggio
Domenick Lombardozzi Moose Skowron
Paul Borghese Yogi Berra
Bobby Hosea Elston Howard
Renee Taylor Claire Ruth (as Renee Taylor)

Producers

Editors

Michael Jablow

2002 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2001 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Made for Television Movie Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2001 Emmy Outstanding Single Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
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