review by Derek Hill
In 1976, George Romero was in need of a comeback. After releasing the ill-fated suburban witchcraft film Jack’s Wife (a.k.a. Hungry Wives; Season of the Witch) and the intriguing, yet ultimately redundant toxic horror film The Crazies (a.k.a. Code Name: Trixie), both released in 1973, Romero spent the time in between making a series of sports documentaries called The Winners. Each hour-long episode, which was usually shown following Monday Night Football, highlighted such sports personalities as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mario Andretti, Franco Harris, and O.J. Simpson. It was a far cry from his horror classic Night of the Living Dead.
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