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Knuckleball! (2012)

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A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

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Roger Angell ...
Senior Editor, The New Yorker
Ben McGrath ...
Writer - The New Yorker
Tony Massarotti ...
Radio Host
Ian Browne ...
Himself - Writer, MLB.com
Anne Dickey ...
R.A.'s Wife
David Waldstein ...
Reporter, New York Times
Brian Costa ...
Reporter, Wall Street Journal
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Carlos Beltran ...
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Gary Sheffield ...
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Rod Delmonico ...
Head Coach, Tennessee Volunteers
Wilbur Wood ...
Knuckleball Pitcher, 1961-78
Tom Candiotti ...
Knuckleball Pitcher, 1983-99
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A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

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To gain power you must first give up control.

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Written by Darren Glover, Darcy Yates, Chris Henry, and Afie Jurvanen
Performed by Flash Lightnin'
Courtesy of Songs for Film and TV obo Pheromone Records
Published by Atomic Boogie Music (SOCAN)
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'Knuckleball' Is A Four-Star Treat
19 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first heard that a documentary film was coming out about the knuckleball, it seemed a little odd. How would you fill a feature-length movie with an examination of a non-rotating baseball pitch? Well, producers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg have done it—and in the process created one of the most entertaining sports documentaries in years.

The reason is that it's not just about the knuckleball—it's about the struggles of the very few men who have tried to master it in the big leagues. Just as the pitch itself is unpredictable, so were the careers of Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough and Belmont's own Wilbur Wood. The film focuses on Wakefield and Dickey, but it also tells the tale of the camaraderie among all the knucklers—and the responsibility they all feel to the legacy of the pitch that made their dreams come true.

This is more than a baseball movie, it's a movie about not giving up. As Phil Niekro told Tim Wakefield early in his career, "Accept your losses, but never accept defeat." We recommend this movie highly—four stars!


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