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Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  1 October 2010 (USA)
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Story takes place during the MLB strike of 1994 when the nation turned its eyes to the sport of wiffleball. We follow the the pursuit of Ted Whitfield as he tries to break the homerun and his subsequent battles with substance abuse.

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Ted 'The Wiffler' Whitfield
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Willie 'High-Sox' Hamilton
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Kiki Hamilton
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Kristy Kittens
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Paps 'Pure Plastic' Patterson
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Fran Whitfield
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Petey Sinclair
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Rick Brumfield
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Kip Caray
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Commissoner Jinsu
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Dave 'Curvey' McNernery (as Chris Tarantino)
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Shannon Storm
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Nick Middlesworth
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Kim Dominguez
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Story takes place during the MLB strike of 1994 when the nation turned its eyes to the sport of wiffleball. We follow the the pursuit of Ted Whitfield as he tries to break the homerun and his subsequent battles with substance abuse.

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With the Major League Baseball on strike in 1994, America takes on professional Wiffleball as the nation's pastime. See more »

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A funny, really funny off beat comedy , but not for everyone
29 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is almost unheard of, such an underrated comedy, probably not for everyone, but, I am glad i stumbled onto it. I watch it over and over, and every time I laugh out loud. It is a little known treasure, it IS that dumb humor that most people don't get...seriously funny.

The story of a Wiffle(how you say} ball champion and his rise to fame, along with his best friend and fellow wiffle baller. it's off beat and, to me , funnier than dodgeball, but in the same humor vein.

I don't know what else to say about it other than if you like comedies, you should really give this a chance, it should be on my re-watcher list because i watch this at least once a month.

"scrunchy bits , scrunchy bits" ... just plain funny...to me.


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