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HBO Miniseries: SHOW ME A HERO – Review

HBO Miniseries: SHOW ME A HERO – Review

  This mini-series was based on historical events. The City of Yonkers, circa late 1980s, was rife with racial tensions. This was due to a legal order issued by federal Judge Leonard Sand, in order to establish the building of low income housing developments for residents who qualified. On Night One, (remember its debut ran three consecutive Sundays) we were introduced to all the major power players in the political arena – Nick Wasiscko (Oscar Isaacs), Councilman Henry Spallone (Alfred Molina), Judge Sand (Bob Balaban) , lawyer Harry Sussman (Jon Bernthal), City Council President Vincenza Restiano (Winona Ryder), Mayoral opponent...

HBO Miniseries: SHOW ME A HERO Debuts 08.16

HBO Miniseries: SHOW ME A HERO Debuts 08.16

This is all just a friendly reminder that it won’t hurt for you to watch the six-part miniseries SHOW ME A HERO coming Sundays in August. With two installments airing back-to-back the series will play out over three nights. They are 08.16 with parts 1 & 2; 08.23 shows parts 3 & 4 and it concludes on 08.30 with parts 5 & 6. Each airs beginning at 8:00pm ET each night. We have a number of items to share about the miniseries before it airs and we start with a reminder about the plot. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, the miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of...

SHOW ME A HERO Miniseries Debuts in August

SHOW ME A HERO Miniseries Debuts in August

The HBO schedule is starting to take shape for the summer. People are always so impatient with thoughts of when something will start. As the information rolls in HBOWatch will get it to you. So, straight from an official HBO Press Release here is news of just one of the anticipated programs. Part One of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 beginning at 9:oopm.   From creator David Simon (HBO’s TREME and THE WIRE) and director Paul Haggis (Crash), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of...

SHOW ME A HERO Casting Update

SHOW ME A HERO Casting Update

The David Simon miniseries SHOW ME A HERO has a cast that is culminating quickly. In this update we can add seven more actors to the piece. There is no confirmation at this point how soon the work will get before the cameras, but it appears a number of people want to work with Mr. Simon and as fast as this is firming up it also appears that HBO is happy to have Simon and this work at the network. Joining the previously announced Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener, James Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michal Stahl-David are a diverse group of actors. They are Winona Ryder (pictured), Daniel Stern, Jon Bernthal, Alfred Molina, Latanya Richardson...

David Simon’s SHOW ME A HERO Fast to Cast

David Simon’s SHOW ME A HERO Fast to Cast

David Simon is either eager to get back to work or HBO is just delighted to still have him or maybe a combination of both because the cast of SHOW ME A HERO is moving fast. Jim Belushi (pictured), Terry Kinney (HBO’s OZ) and Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield) have recently joined Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener in the miniseries now getting underway. If you didn’t catch that previous post linked above the six-hour piece gives us Isaac as “the youngest big-city mayor in the nation who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial controversy when a federal court orders him to build a small number of low-income housing units in...

David Simon Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO His Next For HBO

David Simon Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO His Next For HBO

HBOWatch has been speculating for a long while on what David Simon might do next for HBO and we now know it is a six-hour miniseries entitled SHOW ME A HERO. It has officially gotten the greenlight from the network. What is it about, you ask? Information from Deadline states the following: It tells the story of Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial controversy when a federal court orders him to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town, Yonkers, N.Y. His attempt to do so tears the city apart, paralyzes the municipal...






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