Examining the story of the the infamous 1983 George Brett Pine tar incident. Told as the behind-the-scenes making of the fictional film "Tar Wars," we reveal the little known tale of the aftermath of George Brett's unforgettable blow-up. Watch the trailer for "Tar Wars" below.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
A DLP Media Group production
A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Fictional Movie Which Is Almost More Believable Than the Incident Itself
Premieres Thursday, October 5th Following Game 1 of the ALDS on FS1
One of the most unique moments in sports history, the Pine Tar Game is an incredible story filled with outsized characters and unpredictable twists befitting a Hollywood blockbuster. THE PINE TAR INCIDENT: MAKING OF TAR WARS imagines what it would be like if someone had actually made that film, and tells the story of the Pine Tar Game in a manner that reflects the absurdity and idiosyncrasy of the original events.
DLP Media Group’s production of the documentary “Making of Tar Wars” uses staged recreations and actor confessionals that are part of the “movie” – in addition to real archival footage, research and original interviews with players and reporters who recount the incident – providing an accurate and thorough retelling through an unconventional and entertaining lens.
The man at the center of the controversy, George Brett, offers his perspective on the disqualification of his game-winning home run against the New York Yankees and the ensuing back-and-forth between the Kansas City Royals, MLB and the cast of characters fueling the controversy – Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, on-again off-again Yankees manager Billy Martin, and Brett himself. Longtime New York Daily News sports reporter Filip Bondy, author of The Pine Tar Game, also provides his expert insight.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with both Major League Baseball and FS1 with THE PINE TAR INCIDENT,” said Michael Hughes, Executive Producer of DLP Media Group. “It’s only through such strong partnerships that we are given the chance to push the boundaries and take on a story like this in an innovative way,” Hughes added.
THE PINE TAR INCIDENT: MAKING OF TAR WARS airs Thursday, Oct. 5 at 11:00 PM ET on FS1 following Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians. FOX Sports’ coverage of Game 1 begins at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.
THE PINE TAR INCIDENT: MAKING OF TAR WARS
FOX SPORTS ORIGINAL and DLP MEDIA GROUP
Executive Producers MICHAEL HUGHES and GREG C. LAKE
Produced by MATT SCHLEF
Directed by TODD KAPOSTASY
Editor JASON SANCHEZ ROSA | Director of photography JOHN BELINSKI