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Deadball (2011) More at IMDbPro »Deddobôru (original title)

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Deadball -- Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball, but his life of crime leaves him in the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory, at the mercy of Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, and her sadistic assistant, Ilsa.
Despite having sworn never to play baseball again, Jubeh is presented with an ultimatum: join the reformatory team, The Gauntlets, in the national tournament, or witness the death of his innocent cellmate.  Jubeh is now in a fight for his life against the sexy but deadly "psycho butcher girls" of the St. Black Dahlia High School.  These teams are literally playing for blood! A hilariously offensive, politically incorrect sports splatter comedy, DEADBALL is director Yudai Yamaguchi's follow-up to his earlier zombie baseball classic BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL, and once again features action star Tak Sakaguchi (VERSUS, BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL). A riotous, over-the-top epic of excess, DEADBALL is the movie for the psycho sports fan in all of us, and more fun than a prison cavity search!


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Yudai Yamaguchi (screenplay)
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  (in credits order)

Tak Sakaguchi ... Jûbei Yakyû (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Mari Hoshino ... Suzuki Shinosuke / Four Eyes

Miho Ninagawa ... Principal Ishihara
Takamasa Suga ... Musashi
Jyonmyon Pe ... Eyeball (as Jhonmyon Pe)
Miho Harita ... Ilsa Zwei
Mickey Curtis ... Father (as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Baseball Announcer
Ryôsei Tayama ... Warden Mifune (as Ryusei Tayama)
Kai Atô
Erina ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Lina ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Yu-ko ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Tomochan ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junichi Gamou (as Jun'ichi Gamô)

Masayoshi Haneda
Akio Iwahara
Takatsugu Iwama
Tsukasa Kuroiwa
Kazuto Nakamura
Suwaru Ryû
Akihiko Sai
Takashi Sugiuchi
Ryô Takano
Hajime Taniguchi
Keita Tokaji
Jun Tsuchiuchi
Daniel Zoehrer ... Nazi Chief (uncredited)

Directed by
Yudai Yamaguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Keita Tokaji  screenplay
Yudai Yamaguchi  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer
Junji Hashimoto .... line producer
Akifumi Sugihara .... executive producer
Shin Torisawa .... producer
Original Music by
Nobuhiko Morino 
Cinematography by
Masakazu Oka 
Film Editing by
Zensuke Hori 
Production Design by
Nori Fukuda 
Costume Design by
Masae Miyamoto 
Makeup Department
Tomo Hyakutake .... special makeup effects artist
Taiga Ishino .... special makeup effects artist
Sayaka Morikawa .... special makeup effects assistant
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects artist
Yûta Okuyama .... special makeup effects artist
Kazuhide Shimohata .... special makeup effects assistant
Production Management
Manabu Shinoda .... post-production producer
Jun Takahashi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takashi Ochiai .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yoshifumi Kureishi .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Tomo Hyakutake .... moldmaker
Taiga Ishino .... moldmaker
Sayaka Morikawa .... assistant moldmaker
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... moldmaker
Yûta Okuyama .... moldmaker
Kazuhide Shimohata .... assistant moldmaker
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Norito Matsumoto .... gaffer
Other crew
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray extras subtitles: english
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray producer [gb] [aus]
Chad Mullane .... english translator
Yûji Shimomura .... action director
Marc Walkow .... overseas promotion

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Also Known As:
"Deddobôru" - Japan (original title)
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99 min

Did You Know?

Jubeh, the hero, notes the resemblance of Headmistress Ishihara's butler to the singer Klaus Nomi. In fact, the character is made up with Nomi's trademark widow's peak, bee-stung lips and white face make-up. Jubeh adds that he admires the butler's musical talent.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
this is an expansion to Shaolin Soccer !, 25 September 2012
Author: Michael REMY from Amiens (FRANCE)

This movie takes place in the same range like Shaolin Soccer. Deadball is to Baseball, what Shaolin Soccer is to soccer (or Captain Tsubasa why not!). There are plenty situation which contain a lot a blood and humor too ! Even some of them have a few "kind-of-erotic-hentai" scenes... I didn't put a maximal note because the music, specially the score (instrumental music) is really bad, it sounds like a old 70's TV show. At least, in Shaolin soccer, the score was wonderful like a John williams' music. I would add to this movie, that if you liked Battle Royale, then you will loves this movie too ! The Nazi-thing added in the story is a sort of great humor than only European people can get, but i hope other person will understand the comic situations, even the whole body-check ! !

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