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Star Crossed

Synopsis
US television documentary. Set in New York City in the 1980s and 1990s the film tells the stories of two of New York’s most celebrated and defamed baseball stars - Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry - through the guise of Shakespeare. Sean Patrick Thomas uses Shakespeare as his guide to frame the tragic melodrama. The character study intersperses readings from Shakespeare’s works with comments from sports journalists, including Keith Olbermann, Len Berman and the late Dick Schaap. Topics covered include Gooden’s and Strawberry’s difficult childhoods in Tampa and Los Angeles, respectively; their meteoric rise and fall with the Mets in the 1980s; their battles with drug addiction and legal troubles; and their resurfacing in New York City as Yankees in the mid-1990s.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
24 Feb 2002
Transmission details
(Channel: ESPN)
Duration
50 mins

Credits

Director
Steve Palgon; Todd Pellegrino
Cinematographer
Adam Zebersky
Writer
Steve Palgon; Todd Pellegrino
Cast
Darryl StrawberryHimself
Dwight GoodenHimself
Sean Patrick ThomasMonologue

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); sport; Baseball

Production Company

Name

Exit 31

Archive

Name

Peabody Awards Collection Archives

Phone
706 542 7360
Fax
706 542 4144
Address
Media Department
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens
GA 30602

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