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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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Kai Atô
Mickey Curtis (as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Erina (as DizzyBusy)
Junichi Gamou (as Jun'ichi Gamô)

Masayoshi Haneda
Miho Harita
Mari Hoshino ... Suzuki Shinosuke / Four Eyes
Akio Iwahara
Takatsugu Iwama
Lina (as DizzyBusy)
Kazuto Nakamura

Miho Ninagawa ... Principal Ishihara
Jyonmyon Pe (as Jhonmyon Pe)
Suwaru Ryû
Akihiko Sai
Tak Sakaguchi ... Jûbei Yakyû (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Takamasa Suga
Takashi Sugiuchi
Ryô Takano
Hajime Taniguchi
Ryôsei Tayama
Keita Tokaji
Tomochan (as DizzyBusy)
Jun Tsuchiuchi
Kôichi Yamadera
Yu-ko (as DizzyBusy)
Daniel Zoehrer ... Nazi Chef

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


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Guy with a blazing fastball vs. Elsa's ugly stepsister., 26 January 2012
Author: Boloxxxi from United States

A young man, Jubeh Yakyu, swears off baseball after his literally blazing fastball offs his old man. Later, as a young adult with the fashion sense of a biker and a Sergio Leone western, he is arrested for a 2 week spree of 54 crimes ("inluding dropping televisions on people"). With a promise of freedom, the governor sends him to "Pteradactyl Hall", a juvenile detention center run by a headmistress called Ishihara who has a thing for the Nazi period in her dress and manner. She is also the chairperson for a baseball tournament called "Juvie League". The governor suspects she's up to something and he wants Jubeh to find out what.

This movie is an over-the-top, cartoonish, scattershot of the absurd, ridiculous, and the stupid. This means that if one of them doesn't make you grin or laugh outright there's another not far behind that will probably do the job. Jubeh arrives at Pterdactyl Hall and later finds out that is brother, Mushashi, was there earlier and died. Ishihara, with some kind of contraption strapped to her to generate tears, gives him some sob story and tells him that his brother would want him to play baseball. Jubeh decides that he will play again. His team, the Pterdactyl Gauntlets, will play St. Black Dahlia High, an all girl team (Woof!). But it is not the game he and his teammates imagined. This movie is obviously silly, but "good" silly. Enjoy! Love, Boloxxxi.

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