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  (in credits order)
Mark Mench ... Bret Packard
Justin Smith ... Tod Ellis

Traci Dinwiddie ... Nat Packard

Cullen Moss ... Ricky Sparks
Daniel Morris ... Jimmy Ingels

Kevin Scanlon ... Sal Reilly
Larry Tobias ... Bob Tower

Jason Davis ... Dickie Gold

Stephanie Wallace ... Becky

Elizabeth Roberts ... June
Tyhm Kennedy ... Alex Foster
Tom Huff ... Jacob Moss

William Flaman ... Francis Filmore
Rob Piper ... Jed Pierson
Griffin Lyle ... Andy Packard
Stacy Edmunds ... Marnie

Shane Callahan ... Drug Kid

David Schifter ... Mysterious Reporter

Zach Hanner ... Angry Fan

André B. Walker ... Chucky Blank (as Andre Walker)
Shaun Mitchell ... Cop Voice

Robert Longstreet ... Cop Voice
Peyton Warren ... Radio Commentator
Bob Edwards ... Stadium Announcer

Directed by
Daniel Kraus 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Kraus  writer

Produced by
Ed Blakely .... consulting producer
Jason Davis .... producer
Daniel Kraus .... producer
Damian Lahey .... producer
Craig Ouellette .... associate producer
Allen Serkin .... producer
Onur Tukel .... associate producer
Original Music by
Eric Bachmann 
Cinematography by
Michael Caporale 
Film Editing by
Daniel Kraus 
Casting by
John Staton 
Art Direction by
Lars Fisk 
Makeup Department
Duane Saylor .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Rogers .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jennifer Bartlett .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Michael Piotrowski .... boom operator
Dino Muccio .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harmon .... electrician
Simone Lueck .... still photographer
Other crew
Loreto C. Claustro .... production assistant (as Lorie Claustro)

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Strangely compelling, 18 January 2007
Author: bjacob from London, England

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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