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The Catcher (1998)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sport | 1998 (USA)
In Taft, California, 1981, Johnny (Fred Meyers) is a unassuming baseball hopeful who turned against his stern and demanding father (Joe Estevez) and beat him to death with a baseball bat on... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Heavener ... David J. Walker
Monique Parent ... Terry Mitchell
Joe Estevez ... Father / Umpire
Sean Dillingham ... Carl
Leslie Garret Leslie Garret ... Beth (as Lesslie Garrett)
Paul Moncrief Paul Moncrief ... Billy Taylor
James Patterson James Patterson ... Red Foster
Harley Harkins Harley Harkins ... Anthony
Jeff Sorenson Jeff Sorenson ... Wayne Futzner
Mike Kepple Mike Kepple ... Howie
Fred Meyers ... Young Johnny
Wendy Crawford Wendy Crawford ... Phyllis
Nick Moore Nick Moore ... Tyrone Jackson
Denice Ramage Denice Ramage ... Linda
Stephen T. Vanderbeck Stephen T. Vanderbeck ... Frost
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In Taft, California, 1981, Johnny (Fred Meyers) is a unassuming baseball hopeful who turned against his stern and demanding father (Joe Estevez) and beat him to death with a baseball bat on a baseball diamond field. 17 years later, Johnny is released from the local insane asylum and begins a killing spree, with his father's ghost as an umpire. Written by matt-282

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Three Strikes You're Dead.

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Horror | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El catcher See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The Best Killer Baseball Movie Ever!
23 April 2007 | by TheDraytonSawyerSee all my reviews

This movie was actually pretty cool. It's got a killer baseball catcher going around killing people at a baseball stadium. It is low budget, but has some pretty original death scenes and a big twist near the end. The movie is very cheap too; I bought it online for only $1 new! It's probably the best $1 I've ever spent online too. Joe Estevez as the Father was my favorite character in the movie. He was one mean dad in this movie; no wonder his kid had problems and went nuts. I like the fact that he comes back as a ghost in the movie too. The movie is pretty low budget though and the only extras you get are a few trailers from Dead Alive's other films. There website is apparently gone now, so that's not a good sign. It's worth seeing at least once, I'd say. It's not for everyone though, my sister hated the movie, but I enjoyed it for what it was.


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