ESPN Films 30 for 30 Collection, Vol. 2 [6 Discs] [DVD]
- SKU: 2543777
- Release Date: 05/17/2011
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This installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 series profiles the 1982 Little League World Series champions from Kirkland, Wash. Directors Al Szymanski and Peter Franchella catch up with Cody Webster and other team members who broke a lengthy U.S. drought in Williamsport, Pa. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
The Best That Never Was
Part of ESPN's documentary series 30 for 30, Jonathan Hock's The Best That Never Was charts the meteoric rise of high-school football legend Marcus Dupree who flamed out during his college career at Oklahoma and never had an impact in the NFL. The film traces Dupree's life after he stopped playing, and shows how he worked hard to come to terms with never having become the dominating figure everyone predicted he would be. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
This release recounts the infamous scandal behind the Southern Methodist University Mustangs, who in the early '80s were one of the most celebrated teams in the NCAA, under the leadership of the so-called "Pony Excess" backfield of Eric Dickerson and Craig James, but who fell to a low that would last for 20 years when forced to bear the brunt of the NCAA's "death penalty" - banning key players from the team for repeated violations. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
Four Days in October
This installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 series chronicles the historic Red Sox comeback from a three-game deficit in the 2004 ALCS against the Yankees. Mariano Rivera's blown save in Game 4 sparked a run that effectively ended Boston's "Curse of the Bambino." ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
Part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series of documentaries, Fernando Nation takes a look back at when the 20 year old Fernando Valenzuela became the biggest pitching phenom of his time playing for Dodgers teams that were consistently in pennant races, and how he became a Latin icon who inspired millions of young kids to play the game. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
This installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 series chronicles the bond between countrymen and NBA pioneers Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac. War in the former Yugoslavia tore apart their friendship before Petrovic's tragic death in a 1993 auto accident. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
This installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 series chronicles Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's longtime rivalry and eventual friendship. The tennis legends reflect on their head-to-head history and the state of the game. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
Jordan Rides the Bus
Michael Jordan's brief minor-league-baseball career is revisited by director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham) in this installment of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series. The 1994 stint with the double-A Birmingham Barons and manager Terry Francona followed the murder of his father and his third-straight NBA title with the Bulls. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
Tim Richmond: To the Limit
This installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 series chronicles the life and tragic death of freewheeling 1980s NASCAR driver Tim Richmond, who succumbed to AIDS just three years after a seven-win season in the Winston Cup Series. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
Marion Jones: Press Pause
Marion Jones: Press Pause examines the rise to Olympic stardom and subsequent fall of one of track's top sprinters, who served six months in prison for lying to federal investigators about performance-enhancing drug use. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
One Night in Vegas
Tupac Shakur's 1996 murder is chronicled in this installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. The documentary also focuses on the rap artist's friendship with Mike Tyson, whose boxing match Shakur attended just hours before he was gunned down. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
Into the Wind
This installment from ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series documents amputee Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, a 1980 quest to run across Canada to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. NBA star and first-time filmmaker Steve Nash tells the story of Fox, a fellow British Columbia native. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
The House of Steinbrenner
This installment of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series chronicles George Steinbrenner's impactful 37-year reign as New York Yankees owner, the franchise's transition into a new stadium and new era of ownership. Directed by two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
The Birth of Big Air
BMX star Mat Hoffman's high-flying career is documented in this installment of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series. Director Jeff Tremaine and co-producers Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze showcase Hoffman's love of the sport and relentless pursuit of record-breaking jumps and tricks. ~ Roger Leister, Rovi
The Two Escobars
Andrés Escobar was one of Colombia's best and most respected athletes, a gifted soccer player whose strong character made him a role model and who led his team to a spot in the World Cup in 1994. Pablo Escobar was not related to Andrés, but they came to know each other well -- Pablo owned the team Andrés played for, and bankrolled the recruiting drive that helped make them one of the world's best. But while Andrés was seen as a hero, Pablo made his money as a large-scale drug trafficker, and he got involved in professional soccer because he loved the game but also needed to launder his ill-gotten fortune into a legitimate business. Pablo created an image for himself as a Colombian Robin Hood, opening clinics, creating low-cost housing, and building soccer fields for the poor, but he and his henchmen were willing to use violence to achieve their ends, and when Andrés fumbled an important game during the 1994 World Cup games, he learned a painful lesson about loyalty among Escobar's underlings. Filmmakers Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist share the remarkable true story of two very different men whose love of a game brought them to good and bad ends in the documentary The Two Escobars. The Two Escobars received its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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