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The Curse of the Bambino (2003)

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Narrator (voice)
Glen Ordway Glen Ordway ... Himself (as Glenn Ordway)
Steven Wright ... Himself
Michael Chiklis ... Himself
Thomas Boswell Thomas Boswell ... Himself
Leigh Montville Leigh Montville ... Himself
Shaun Kelly Shaun Kelly ... Himself
Jeffrey Sirkman Jeffrey Sirkman ... Himself (as Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman)
Mike O'Malley ... Himself
Matt Wilson Matt Wilson ... Himself
Denis Leary ... Himself
Glenn Stout Glenn Stout ... Himself
Robert W. Creamer Robert W. Creamer ... Himself (as Robert Creamer)
Dan Shaughnessy Dan Shaughnessy ... Himself
Peter Casey Peter Casey ... Himself


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Documentary | Sport



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16 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The very next year after this was aired, the Red Sox "reversed the curse" and won their first World Series in 86 years. See more »


[about wandering the streets of Newton, MA after the Red Sox lost Game 6 of the 1986 World Series]
Shaun Kelly: ...And I ran across an old guy walking his dog and he looked at me with my Red Sox hat tilted aimlessly on my head and he said, "Son, this is the dahhkest day in this town since Jack Kennedy was schaught."
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Alternate Versions

After the 2004 Red Sox win, HBO produced a reedited version titled _Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino (2004)_ with information on the 2004 playoffs and World Series, including new interviews with many of those originally interviewed in 2003. New narration was recorded with Liev Schreiber. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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greatest documentary ever!
12 October 2006 | by dancinpomsSee all my reviews

I am a Phillies fan , but what a great documentary on the Boston Red Sox ! I followed their successful world series win in 2004, and I sat on my sofa crying watching it on the documentary today--- it has restored some of my faith in people....

I have been waiting for the Phillies to win the world series again since 1980. Now I am a grandmother and guess what ! Still waiting!! My congratulations to HBO and the producers for a great show.

My favorite part was watching people (after the end of the series) going to the cemeteries and placing BOsox caps and winning pennants on the graves of their fathers and grandfathers who had waited unsuccessfully all their lives for the Bosox to break the "curse".

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