Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall, Edgar Buchanan
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Runtime: 125 minutes
Every World Series has its own distinct dramatic elements, but the Fall Classic in 2001 was inevitably marked by tragic events that took place away from the diamond. The terrorist attacks on America at first made sports seem insignificant. But thankfully, baseball served up a much-needed distraction, two perfectly matched teams in a ferocious seesaw battle that wasn't finished until the bottom of the ninth inning of the seventh game. This DVD does a fine job of showcasing the thrilling games in which the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks dethroned the New York Yankees, the perennial powerhouse that had won the World Series for three straight years. But the production also features commemorative ceremonies and interviews with New York City firefighters who attended some of the games. The Series was a true classic on the field and will always be recalled as the World Series that helped give America something else to think about. --Robert J. McNamara
Mr. Oury, am I hearing you right? Are you talking about giving Arizona back to the Indians?
That's one way of saying it, Phoebe.
Like Oury says, it's better to leave what we built here than get our bones picked clean by buzzards.
What did you ever build?
Now, the prisoner at the bar, the charge against you is that you up and blowed the head plumb off of Gus Modesko. In consequence of which said shooting said Gus is deader than blazes. Are you guilty or not guilty?
Well, Judge, I don't reckon I could say not guilty when everybody seen me do it.
Now what in tunket made you act like that, Joe?
Drinking. Just drinking.
Well the verdict of this here tribunal is that Joe Briggs is fined five dollars for disturbing the peace. The court is hereby adjourned to Lazarus Ward's Bar where said fine will duly be disposed of.
Now sometime before morning, I'm going to let off both barrels of this shotgun right at you. I don't know just what time it'll happen...whenever my finger gets to itching too much. But you can depend on it. You're gonna have a double hole blown clear through you. Maybe ten minutes, maybe two hours. All you have to do is sit comfortable until I think it's the right time.