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Eyeball Eddie (2001)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  2001 (USA)
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"Eyeball Eddie" is the story of the stormy relationship between a prosthetic glass eye and the insecure boy stuck behind it. What follows is a dark comedy about the price of popularity. In ... See full summary »

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Eddie Malick
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Layla
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Skelley
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Coach Cook
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Elio Acosta ...
City High Wrestling Team
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Mean Looking Bastard
Jennifer Akana Sturla ...
Popular Girl
Juan Alverado ...
Opposing Wrestler
Babken Azizian ...
City High Wrestling Team
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City High Wrestling Team
Brian Benton ...
Eyeball Head Man
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Popular Girl
Nicholas Blasi ...
Opposing Wrestler (as Nick Blasi)
Alex Brahamn ...
Opposing Wrestler
Norman Bucardo ...
Opposing Wrestler
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"Eyeball Eddie" is the story of the stormy relationship between a prosthetic glass eye and the insecure boy stuck behind it. What follows is a dark comedy about the price of popularity. In the world of high-school wrestling, there is only the strong and the weak - and EDDIE MALICK may be the weakest you've ever seen. Shy, scrawny, and perpetually body-slammed, Eddie seems as fragile and pathetic as his own morbid glass eye. But when that eye accidently pops out during a match, Eddie seizes the moment, pins his horrified opponent to the mat - and suddenly realizes that the perfect strategy for victory sits in his socket. Of course, as Eddie continues to exploit this advantage, word of his victories spreads through the school - and Eddie becomes a freakish sensation. The bleachers fill with fans eager to see another Eyeball Eddie gross-out show - and while this sudden celebrity status has long been his dream, Eddie begins to worry...is my eyeball becoming more popular than I am? Written by Nick Pustay

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A short film about blind ambition.

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Coach Cook: Now, I know that eye of yours is a handicap and that's O.K., I'm not here to take away your blue parking space.
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Jennifer Eccles
Written & Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of Sundazed Music
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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well done short film
6 June 2006 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

"Eyeball Eddie" has a great plot, but it is also really well done. Its a great short film, with some really great technique. The cinematography and editing, as well as lighting and set design work was really well done and very fitting. "Eyeball Eddie" is about a high school wrestler on his wrestling team, trying to find his place in the fickle high school world. Its inspiring and a "feel good" movie, but it doesn't mean it fits all of the clichés that go with typical "feel good" movies. I recommend it to anyone who has a 1/2 hr to spare and is interested in films. This was recommended to me as a really cute, well done short film, and it has lived up to its recommendation! The almost gritty quality of the film really lends itself to the high school experience - like in high school, things aren't perfect, but are often awkward and unpleasant. The ending is a bit too cliché, but tolerable in view of the whole film.


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