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"61*" is a sports drama film directed by Billy Crystal and starring Barry Pepper and Thomas Jane. It depicts the historical rivalry between baseball players Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle during their record-breaking 1961 season with the New York Yankees. The film explores the challenges and pressures faced by Maris as he attempts to break Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a single season, while also dealing with media scrutiny and public criticism.

The movie premiered on HBO in 2001 and was praised for its historical accuracy, strong performances, and heartfelt tribute to one of the most memorable moments in baseball history. It showcases the skill and dedication required to succeed in professional sports, and highlights the importance of perseverance and teamwork in achieving success. The film also sheds light on the personal lives of Maris and Mantle, and the toll that fame and fortune can take on individuals and their families.

"61*" is a compelling story about the power of sports to inspire and unite people, and the enduring legacy of two legendary athletes who left an indelible mark on the game of baseball. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a reminder of the importance of chasing one's dreams and never giving up. The film is a must-watch for sports fans and anyone who appreciates the triumphs and challenges of the human experience.

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Anna Miko

Anna Miko enjoys writing more than reading books. But most of all she likes to write movie and series reviews. Being fond of classic cinema, she nevertheless is the author of many research works on contemporary visual arts. She also writes short essays on new movies and series helping others to navigate the world of modern cinema.

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