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Ball of Wax (2003)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  6 March 2003 (USA)
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An evil baseball player turns the game into a blood sport by pitting his teammates against one another in violent competitions.

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Cast

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Mark Mench ...
Bret Packard
Justin Smith ...
Tod Ellis
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Nat Packard
Cullen Moss ...
Ricky Sparks
Daniel Morris ...
Jimmy Ingels
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Sal Reilly
Larry Tobias ...
Bob Tower
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Dickie Gold
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Becky
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June
Tyhm Kennedy ...
Alex Foster
Tom Huff ...
Jacob Moss
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Francis Filmore
Rob Piper ...
Jed Pierson
Griffin Lyle ...
Andy Packard
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Bret Packard is the best baseball player in the world. Bret Packard is rich, famous, good-looking, and set to win his fourth championship ring. But Bret Packard is bored. That all changes when a teammate is mysteriously stabbed during a ball field brawl. Using this violence as a springboard, Bret begins a new game, a game where only he knows the rules. Using his powers of persuasion, Bret pits teammate against teammate by promising everyone the one thing that they want the most, whether it be power, respect, or cold hard cash. Soon, the entire team is self-destructing, and Bret couldn't be happier. But with their lives and careers on the brink of devastation, Bret's teammates and family realize that they have to take baseball - and life - back from Bret Packard, once and for all. Written by Anonymous

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Strangely compelling
18 January 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Ball of Wax is a very-low-budget little claustrophobic movie about a baseball star that becomes mean and cruel out of boredom.

A loose essay on acquired situational narcissism but one that is strangely intense. It's not very realistic but somehow you are hooked and want to know what happens after. It's a bit of pity for the ending, not strong as the rest of the movie.

It's shot in digital but the images are visually interesting.

Ball of Wax remembers me some French movies of the Sixties and I loved it. Worthy of mention is the Eric Bachmann score; I found it so beautiful that I bought the cd.


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