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The Bronx is burning

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3-disc special ed. ; widescreen version.




Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, Daniel Sunjata, John Turturro, Erik Jensen, Alex Cranmer, Darby Brown, Joe Grifasi, Hans Hartman, Leonard Armond Robinson, Alan Ruck.

Publication Information

Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Genius Entertainment, 2007.

Physical Description

3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Rated TV-PG-VL.


In the summer of 1977, New York was a city in crisis. Paralyzed by a citywide blackout, political strife and the Son of Sam killing spree, the Big Apple was burning. Rising out of this troubled urban landscape to bring hope and inspiration came one of baseball's most storied franchises, The New York Yankees. Traces the amazing-but-true story of how the New York Yankees single-handedly helped raise the spirits of a city in a time of darkness and uncertainity.


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Based on the novel "Ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning" by Jonathan Mahler.

Contains all 8 episodes of the series.

Special features: Outtakes; deleted & extended scenes; "Stories of '77" featurettes: "The Fenway brawl" and "The straw that stirs the drink;" "The Bronx is burning" webisodes; "On the set" featurette; extended interviews with Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin Jr., John Turturro; complete stats for the 1977 Yankees including ALCS and World Series box scores.


  • Disc 1: The straw ; Team in turmoil ; Time for a change? ; The seven commandments
  • Disc 2: Caught! ; The game's not as easy as it looks, fellas ; Past combatants ; Mr. October.

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