A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
 Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
...
...
...
...
 Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown ...
...
 Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair ...
 Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
...
 Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
...
 Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
...
 Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
...
 Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth ...
 Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman ...
 Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
...
 Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette ...
 Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
...
 Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...
 Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath ...
 Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin ...
 Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard ...
 Willie Randolph 5 episodes, 2007
...
 Ron Guidry 5 episodes, 2007
...
 Dick Howser 4 episodes, 2007
...
 Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
...
 Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
...
 Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder ...
 Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
...
...
 Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
...
 Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
...
 Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois ...
...
 Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato ...
 Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
...
Rob W. Gray ...
 Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah ...
 Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman ...
 Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Press Photographer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira ...
 Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo ...
 Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt ...
 Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford ...
 Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin ...
 Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
...
 Student Watching TV / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Edit

Storyline

In the year 1977, Major league Baseball has officially inaugurated the free agent market. A baseball player named Reggie Jackson came to New York to sign a contract with the ball club called the "Yankees". But, what Jackson does not know that he will soon bring controversy to the club, by saying that he's the "Straw that stirs the drink", causing his fellow teammates especially, Thurman Munson to not like him. Plus, manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner also have their own private arguments about Jackson and the team. Meanwhile, other things are happening in New York as a killer using a .44 magnum and calling himself as "The Son Of Sam" is lurking around the city, and the infamous blackout. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Everyone Has Something To Prove.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Бронкс пылает  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reggie Jackson was highly critical of the way he was portrayed in the film, saying he felt it slandered him and his family. Jackson threatened to sue producers over his portrayal, and has generally reacted angrily when the subject of the movie comes up in interviews. In 2012 Jackson announced he was writing his own book about the 1977 season in response to the movie, though as of early 2013 the book has yet to be written or published. See more »

Goofs

The Lite Beer commercial depicted was produced and first aired in 1978, by which time Billy Martin had been fired by Steinbrenner. See more »

Quotes

Thurman Munson: [reading a magazine] Hey look at this about Reggie. "I'm the straw that stirs the drink".
See more »

Connections

Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Give this a Shot
10 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I watched the first episode of The Bronx is Burning last night, and I have to say it was good. The actors are believable in their representation, the sets look very authentic, and the wardrobe is great. So far, the standouts in acting are Oliver Platt and John Turturro as Steinbrenner and Martin. The addition to the other then baseball activities going on in New York City during this time adds more meat to the story. I say so far so good and look forward to the next episode. I would recommend you give this a shot, especially if you are old enough to remember or even if you are not, this time in baseball and American history.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page