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The Curse of the Bambino
The Curse of the Bambino
Actors: Ben Affleck, Glen Ordway, Steven Wright, Michael Chiklis, Thomas Boswell
Director: George Roy
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2004     0hr 59min

Told with humor in the face of heartache, this acclaimed documentary combines archival footage with contemporary interviews and focuses not on the players who have come and gone, but on the diehard fans who live their live...  more »


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Actors: Ben Affleck, Glen Ordway, Steven Wright, Michael Chiklis, Thomas Boswell
Director: George Roy
Creators: George Roy, Bob Bodziner, Brian Hyland, Erik Kesten, Jacinda A. Davis, John Stone, Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Baseball, Biography, History
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2004
Original Release Date: 09/16/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 09/16/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 59min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This is still relevant stuff
axeman2081 | Rochester, New York United States | 10/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you want to know why it is such a big deal that the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, you should check this out. It neatly summerizes all the facts and superstitions that surrounded this team for 86 years, not including the 2003 season. Watching this on HBO made me a Rex Sox fan over a year ago. Consider this a condenced first part of a trilogy that includes "Still, We Believe", and whatever Red Sox Championship DVD is soon to come out."
Who's laughing now!
charliejazz9878 | Miami, Florida United States | 12/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To all the Stankees Fans: WHO IS LAUGHING NOW! RED SOX NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
A Must Have For Any Red Sox Fan!
Chris Hall | East Sandwich, MA United States | 03/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For over 80 years the Boston Red Sox have failed to win a World Series, and for many diehard fans the title drought lies with the 1920 sale of pitching star/slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. This HBO documentary tracks the team's star-crossed history--from its pre-1920 success to the heartbreaks of 1946, 1967, 1975, 1978, 1986 et al.; talks with such loyal Sox supporters as Michael Chiklis, Denis Leary and others on the reality of the "curse"; and suggests that other reasons, from playing at Fenway Park to the team's refusal to integrate until 1959, may be to blame. I found this documentary to be a must have for any Red Sox fan. From Bill Buckner's mistake to what may have happen if they one, this DVD points out the crucial eliments of the team and ask the all important question, "Does the curse really exist?". "The Curse of the Bambino" is a must have for any Red Sox fan."
NDB got it right
CTSoxFan | Greenwich, CT USA | 12/31/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Someone named "NDB" (and I'm willing to bet a princely sum of money that he goes by "NDBoston" in certain other online venues...ahem) hit it right on the head. There is no curse. There never was. Glad that the phantasm of a curse managed to put Dan Shaughnessy's kids through college OK, but the Red Sox have had damned good reasons why they've lost over the years, and none of them has to do with ghosts, specters, curses or other figments of the imagination.

None of which takes away from the unbridled joy that we all feel in Red Sox Nation at this wonderful, beautiful championship.

(By the way, NDB, Shank is still gonna prime that pump. Check this site for enthralling details of the windy-titled "Legend of the Curse of the Bambino," due to hit stores in May, and deep-discount racks in July or August at the latest.)