Knuckleball! (2012)

Knuckleball!
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Sports, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords athlete, baseball, biopic, sports
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tim Wakefield Actor Himself 1 1000001
R.A. Dickey Actor Himself 1 1000002
Ricki Stern Director n/a 2 2000001
Annie Sundberg Director n/a 2 2000002
Ricki Stern Producer n/a 3 3000001
Annie Sundberg Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dan Cogan Producer n/a 3 3000003
Christine Schomer Producer n/a 3 3000004
Annie Sundberg Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ricki Stern Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Christine Schomer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Charles Miller Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Pax Wassermann Editor n/a 172 7000001
Paul Brill Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Synopsis
Knuckleball! is the story of a few good men, a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball forced to resort to the lowest rung on the credibility ladder in their sport: throwing a ball so slow and unpredictable that no one wants anything to do with it. The film follows the Major League's only knuckleballers in 2011, Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey, as they pursue a mercurial art form in a world that values speed, accuracy, and numerical accountability. Red Sox pitcher Wakefield is the 17-year veteran and fan favorite weeks away from turning 45 (the oldest player in the game) and seven victories away from the remarkable and deeply personal milestone of 200 career wins. Dickey is the charismatic and articulate 34 year-old neophyte trying to fight his way out of the minor league system with the New York Mets. With extraordinary access from the players and Major League Baseball, the film follows their personal quests with behind-the-scenes moments at the ballpark, on the road, and at home with family.
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