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Spaceman (2016)

Story of former MLB pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee following his release by the Montreal Expos.

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Dick Dennis
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Joe
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Mrs. Lee
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Gino Lapue
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Claude
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Rodney Scott
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Tom Fulton
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Tim Manning
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Bruce Lindsay
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Manny Moss (as Lawrence Hughes)
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Caitlin Lee
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Story of former MLB pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee following his release by the Montreal Expos.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for drug use and language throughout | See all certifications »
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19 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Have Glove, Will Travel  »

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Trivia

The French spoken by many in the movie is from France and not from Quebec. Accents and expressions are different between the two. See more »

Quotes

Bar stoner: I don't know how the hell you do it, man.
Bill Lee: Everything in moderation... including moderation.
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Soundtracks

One Girl
Written by Gary Edwards and Nick Vanderent
Performed by Fraight
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Well worth a view
23 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I see that Spaceman is getting mostly negative reviews from critics, which is disappointing because the film is an admirable indie with a subject that many of those who love baseball, the counter culture movement from the 60s and 70s or both can appreciate. Bill Lee is a flawed, interesting, articulate character and Josh Duhamel plays him with aplomb. This is the best performance of Duhamel's career and, whether you like his previous performances or not, is one that everyone should check out.

The film is beautifully shot, looks crisp in HD while still giving off that nostalgic, early 80s feel and features a good soundtrack.

The only negative I would provide is that the film did leave me wanting to see more of Bill's life presented on screen as the period of his life portrayed is interesting but by no means the wackiest or most interesting part of his storied career and his life after baseball. Check out the documentary of the same name for his post-MLB career.


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