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Mantle

Narrated by Bob Costas, Mantle, HBO's documentary on Yankee great Mickey Mantle, has terrific old footage and interviews everybody--teammates, celebrities, the wife, AND the mistress. It's appropriately reverent of Mickey's abilities but doesn't flinch when discussing his faults. The scene in which Mickey's son describes how his father was distant from him and his brothers until they were old enough to drink will break your heart. And unlike a lot of warts-and-all celebrity bios, Mick gets some redemption in the end.
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