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Fire in Babylon

Ian Botham , Colin Croft , Stevan Riley    Unrated   DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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From the Academy Award®-winning producers of The Last King of Scotland and One Day in September comes the incredibly captivating story of the glorious domination of the West Indian cricket team who, with a combination of phenomenal skill and fearless spirit, became the longest reigning winning team in sports history. Told in the words of legendary and revered players of the time, FIRE IN BABYLON illustrates how this exceptional team fundamentally changed the sport forever.

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From the producers of Academy Award®-winning films The Last King of Scotland and One Day in September comes the captivating story of the domination of the West Indian cricket team who, with a combination of phenomenal skill and fearless spirit, became one of the greatest teams in sports history.

Told in the words of legendary and revered players including Sir Viv Richards, Michael Holding and Sir Clive Lloyd, FIRE IN BABYLON illustrates how this exceptional team fundamentally changed the sport forever. With their mastery of fast-bowling pitches that sometimes reached 90 miles per hour, they hijacked the genteel game of the privileged elite and replayed it on their own terms.

With impressive archival footage and a robust soundtrack that includes the likes of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Faithless and Horace Andy, FIRE IN BABYLON celebrates the emancipation of a people through sport, and paints a fascinating picture of an era rooted in sports, politics, pride, anti-colonial fury and music.

Special Features

  • Interview with Director Stevan Riley and Producer John Battsek

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fire in Babylon Dec 2 2011
By Lesro
Format:Blu-ray
This movie presents a fascinating story of how a West Indian team, built from a relatively small population from twelve widely scattered islands, was able to conquer the cricket world. No other sports team has ever dominated their sport for as long as this team did.

The building of the team is presented within its political, cultural and sociological context accompanied by some great reggae music. The story will appeal to everyone regardless of whether they are sports fans. A must see.
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2.0 out of 5 stars cricket players story July 27 2014
By ellison
Format:DVD
Story of cricket players from the West Indies who go and play in Australia and face racism. Violent, like playing dodge ball with rocks. They eventually go and play in England and do well. Also includes some time in South Africa.
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3.0 out of 5 stars fire in babylon April 21 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Its not what I really expected I thought that it would carry more cricket highlights but that's ok I am a huge fan of cricket actually that's the only sport that I really enjoyed one thousand percent
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