A cool documentary of the professional life and career of Reggie Jackson through his words and eyes. This is an interesting look at the evolution of Jackson's career in respect to role and life of blacks in baseball and the civil rights moment in the United States. Jackson was a controversial player and still a controversial figure, but a colorful one, no doubt. If you were a lover of the Oakland A's of the early 1970's, or the New York Yankees of the 2nd half of that decade, then this is an extra special look at the man. The filmmaking is not great but the subject matter makes it worth watching.
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Follows the story of baseball megastar Reggie Jackson as he contemplate his legacy as one of the first iconic black athletes, a pioneer in the fight for dignity, respect, and a seat at the table.
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March 26, 2023 at 07:49 AM
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Reggie on Reggie
Didn't expect much at first, so I was pleasantly surprised at the tone and style. As an older man, his reflections and self awareness are really poignant at times. Told in first person.
Through all of his famous ego, it was all about searching for dignity, acceptance and respect - his insecurity he reveals conversationally is pretty moving. Especially as he vasciallated from being hated and shut out to being loved.
Also great to see other famous players in the conversations.
Wish there had been more teammate stories and some more laughs to break up the hard parts, but otherwise it's an unusually moving sports documentary.
Where's the Celebration?
Being a lifelong Yankee fan I looked forward to this documentary. Reggie gave us fans one of the greatest memories in Yankee histroy with his 3 HR game in the WS. All great stuff. However, like some reviewers stated, where's the joy in Reggie? Winnig 5 world championships and MVP awards had to bring some pleaure. Where also is the interviews with any of the Yankees on those late 70 teams? It would have been nice to hear from a few of them, good or bad. Not that I doubt for one second the hardships endured by Black Americans at the time. Tragic as that is, Reggie seems to have enjoyed a successful career and a good life, evident by his house and collection of expensive cars. He seems like he's still angry and was dealt the short straw. Not sure if that's the case. He obviously worked hard to accomplish what he did and deserved the accolades and recognition but.....he was outspoken and did, at least appear, to alianate some of his Yankee teamates. Where was a segment on the emotions shared by the Yankees and Reggie following Munson's death? I was at the game the day after. It was a sad, sad, place to be.
It was great seeing the enduring friendships he has with his Oakland A teamates but, the only Yankee in the video was Derek Jeter who was not part of the "Bronx Zoo".
That being said...thanks Reggie for providing lasting memories to all Yankee fans.