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Screwball

Screwball is a movie starring Frankie Diaz, Bryan Blanco, and Ian Mackles. Billy Corben's true-crime dramedy investigates the MLB's infamous doping scandal involving a nefarious clinician and his most famous client: the New York...

Running Time
1 hours 45 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Billy Corben
Writer
David Cypkin, Billy Corben
Actors
Bryan Blanco, Samuel Kai Taylor, Ian Mackles, Frankie Diaz
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Recounting the high-profile doping scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, director Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) takes us into the surreal Miami underworld that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and other star players. They say South Florida is a sunny place for shady people and this is certainly true of steroid peddler Anthony Bosch and his most notorious client, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. While Bosch's medical credentials may be lacking, his storytelling skills are first rate as he hilariously details the rise and fall of his "health clinic", including mob connections, financial chicanery, his cocaine habit, and Rodriguez's eccentric behavior. The documentary plays like a madcap Floridian crime comedy in the vein of Elmore Leonard or the Coen Brothers while it raises serious questions about the ethics of professional sports. Powerful interests would be happy to let this story slip from memory, but Screwball makes it unforgettable.

Comments about documentary «Screwball» (4)

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Ralph R.

I found this documentary to be very interesting and well-made. I think this movie could be one of the best documentaries to come out of the past few years. I was very surprised at how this documentary did not get a lot of attention in the media. I am a documentary buff and I am always on the lookout for documentaries to watch. I was impressed with how this documentary handled the whole relationship between James Dean and his brother Dean. I would also say that the film did a very good job of telling the story of James Dean and his brother Dean and how they were really friends and how they were trying to find their way in Hollywood. I think this is an extremely well-made documentary that you should definitely check out. I would recommend this to anyone that likes documentaries.

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Betty

I saw this at the cinema, and I thought it was really good. I didn't have much expectation, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is not the most serious movie you can watch, but it is very funny, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I am not really a big fan of Soderbergh, but this was really great, and I'm really looking forward to his next movie.

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Danielle

In a year when the DVD of 'Raging Bull' is out, I'm going to watch the full film. 'Screwball' is not about the movie, but more about the things that made it so good. It's a film about the struggle of the three black guys who are trying to make a living in the west side of Chicago, from gangsters to real estate agents, and about the way that they are able to adapt to the various situations they have to deal with. The dialogue is superb, and the acting is superb, even if it is not Oscar-worthy. In 'Screwball', in between the three-hour-plus running time, I kept thinking to myself, "How do I know that this isn't all in my head?". It's a little hard to watch, but I really appreciated it.

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Dorothy Howard

Very interesting and informative documentary. The author of the book is very good in his research, but as I'm not a fan of "The Truman Show", I have to admit that I'm very critical of the interviewees. I have to say that I was very impressed by the interviews with the people in the show. Especially that of the actor Tim Robbins, who is the writer and star of the show, and who is absolutely wonderful in his own right. As for the book, it was certainly a very well-done work of art, and I would say it was very close to being a book by a non-fiction author. But, I'm not a big fan of the Truman Show (or the book) so it's hard to really judge the book. I did find the book to be a little difficult to follow at times. It was kind of confusing, in some parts, and in other parts it was hard to follow the words. I think that the book was very important, and a very good one to have read. But, I think it could have been better, and I would recommend that you read the book before watching the movie. As for the movie, I think it was very good. It was very exciting to watch the show, and it was very fun to watch the movie, but I found it a little too slow, and a little too boring. I'm not sure if I really liked the movie. It was a good one, but I'd say it's not my favorite.