Bronx is Burning

Bronx is Burning

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Cast: Jeremiah S. Chechik, John Turturro, Oliver Platt, Daniel Sunjata

     
 

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Filmed on location in New York and Connecticut, the ESPN miniseries The Bronx is Burning was a vivid (if not overly expensive) retelling of the New York Yankees' championship year of 1977. Heading the enormous cast of celebrity lookalikes were Oliver Platt as Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and John Turturro as team manager Billy Martin. The infamouslySee more details below

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Overview

Filmed on location in New York and Connecticut, the ESPN miniseries The Bronx is Burning was a vivid (if not overly expensive) retelling of the New York Yankees' championship year of 1977. Heading the enormous cast of celebrity lookalikes were Oliver Platt as Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and John Turturro as team manager Billy Martin. The infamously volatile relationship between the two men was the heart of the series, with the prickly Martin curiously emerging as the hero of the piece. Setting the story in motion was the hiring of baseball superstar Reggie Jackson (Daniel Sunjata), the first of several measures taken by the Yanks to reclaim the World Series. To place the action at Yankee Stadium in proper historical context, much was made of the other events which kept the citizens of New YOrk on their collective toes in the summer of 1977, including the frantic search for the serial killer known as the "Son of Sam," the devastating power blackout, the fractious mayoral race, and the ongoing violence in the streets of the Bronx. The title of the series derived from the famous TV-news headline "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning," which was also the title of the Jonathan Mahler novel upon which the show was based. The Bronx is Burning first roared into flame on July 10, 2007.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/18/2007
UPC:
0796019808019
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
TV-PG
Source:
Espn
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:00:00
Sales rank:
44,699

Special Features

This five-disc set includes an exclusive Yankees hat and a 1977 team photo.
Special DVD features include: Outtakes, deleted, and extended scenes; "Stories of '77" featurettes: "The Fenway Brawl" and "The Straw That Stirs The Drink"; The Bronx is Burning webisodes; "On The Set" documentary; extended interviews with Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin Jr., and John Turturro; 1977 World Series highlights, including the complete game 6; The Bronx is Burning anecdotes; archival news features, including "Reggie Jackson Sign," "Handshake Controversy," and "The Thurman Munson Tragedy"; more "Stories of '77" featurettes include "Mr. October," "Son of Sam," "The Mayoral Race," "The Blackout."

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Turturro Billy Martin
Oliver Platt George Steinbrenner
Daniel Sunjata Reggie Jackson
Josh Pais Phil Pepe
Michael Rispoli Jimmy Breslin
Joe Grifasi Yogi Berra
Loren Dean Fran Healey
Stephen Lang Deputy Inspector Timothy Dowd
Casey Siemaszko Det. Walker
Nestor Serrano Det. Kavanaugh
Dan Lauria Capt. Joseph Borelli
Erik Jensen Thurman Munson
Alex Cranmer Graig Nettles
Darby Brown Cliff Johnson
Leonard Armond Robinson Mickey River
Evan Hart Bucky Dent
Bill Forchion Elston Howard
Tim Keinath Mike Torres
Rob Lavin Kenny Holtzman
Dock Pollard Willie Randolph
Lou Provenzano Ron Guidry
Daryl Blonder Ray Negron
Max Casella Dick Howser
A.J. McClain Jimmy Winn
Charles S. Dutton Bill White
Kevin Conway Gabe Paul

Technical Credits
Jeremiah S. Chechik Director,Producer
Tree Adams Score Composer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Gordon Greisman Executive Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Joe Davola Executive Producer
Bill Johnson Producer
Douglas Koch Cinematographer
Brian Robbins Executive Producer
Paul Schnee Casting
James D. Solomon Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Mike Tollin Executive Producer
Mario R. Ventenilla Production Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bronx Is Burning, Episodes 1-4
1. Chapter 1 [7:37]
2. Chapter 2 [6:49]
3. Chapter 3 [6:38]
4. Chapter 4 [8:22]
5. Chapter 5 [11:27]
6. Chapter 6 [1:08]
1. Chapter 1 [7:47]
2. Chapter 2 [8:33]
3. Chapter 3 [7:05]
4. Chapter 4 [5:58]
5. Chapter 5 [13:46]
6. Chapter 6 [1:11]
1. Chapter 1 [7:50]
2. Chapter 2 [8:27]
3. Chapter 3 [7:14]
4. Chapter 4 [7:47]
5. Chapter 5 [9:26]
6. Chapter 6 [1:09]
1. Chapter 1 [4:48]
2. Chapter 2 [9:39]
3. Chapter 3 [10:06]
4. Chapter 4 [10:33]
5. Chapter 5 [6:51]
6. Chapter 6 [1:10]
Disc #2 -- The Bronx Is Burning, Episodes 5-8
1. Chapter 1 [7:23]
2. Chapter 2 [7:45]
3. Chapter 3 [8:29]
4. Chapter 4 [7:55]
5. Chapter 5 [7:14]
6. Chapter 6 [1:09]
1. Chapter 1 [6:13]
2. Chapter 2 [10:57]
3. Chapter 3 [13:16]
4. Chapter 4 [5:25]
5. Chapter 5 [7:17]
6. Chapter 6 [1:07]
1. Chapter 1 [6:37]
2. Chapter 2 [8:32]
3. Chapter 3 [6:48]
4. Chapter 4 [5:32]
5. Chapter 5 [7:54]
6. Chapter 6 [1:09]
1. Chapter 1 [5:51]
2. Chapter 2 [8:41]
3. Chapter 3 [6:50]
4. Chapter 4 [7:26]
5. Chapter 5 [7:13]
6. Chapter 6 [2:59]
Disc #4 -- The Bronx Is Burning - Bonus Features
1. Pre-Game [4:51]
2. 1st Inning [14:12]
3. 2nd Inning [9:22]
4. 3rd Inning [10:48]
5. 4th Inning [17:00]
6. 5th Inning [10:53]
7. 6th Inning [8:06]
8. 7th Inning [10:34]
9. 8th Inning [10:35]
10. 9th Inning [11:23]
11. Post Game Celebration [10:50]

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