Catching Hell is an ESPN film by Alex Gibney that revisits the story of Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan blamed for interfering with a catch by Moises Alou and dashing the Chicago Cubs’ hopes of advancing to the World Series.
Catching Hell (2011) Documentary, Sport | 1h 42min | 10 June 2011 (USA) 7.9
Director: Alex GibneyWriters: Alex GibneyStars: Moises Alou, Steve Bartman, Rod BlagojevichSummary: When Chicagoan Steve Bartman fatefully deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, the city's long-suffering Cubs fans found someone new to blame for their cursed century without a World Series title. Director Alex Gibney explores the psychology of die-hard sports fans, the frightening phenomenon of scapegoating, and the hysteria that turned mild-mannered Bartman into the most hated man in Chicago.
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