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Ball of Wax (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 6 March 2003 (USA)
An evil baseball player turns the game into a blood sport by pitting his teammates against one another in violent competitions.


Daniel Kraus


Daniel Kraus
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Mench ... Bret Packard
Justin Matthew Smith ... Tod Ellis (as Justin Smith)
Thunderbird Dinwiddie ... Nat Packard (as Traci Dinwiddie)
Cullen Moss ... Ricky Sparks
Daniel Morris Daniel Morris ... Jimmy Ingels
Kevin Scanlon ... Sal Reilly
Larry Tobias ... Bob Tower
Jason Davis ... Dickie Gold
Stephanie Wallace ... Becky
Elizabeth Roberts ... June
Tyhm Kennedy Tyhm Kennedy ... Alex Foster
Tom Huff Tom Huff ... Jacob Moss
William Flaman ... Francis Filmore
Rob Piper Rob Piper ... Jed Pierson
Griffin Lyle Griffin Lyle ... Andy Packard


Bret Packard is the best baseball player in the world. Bret Packard is rich, famous, good-looking, and set to win his fourth championship ring. But Bret Packard is bored. That all changes when a teammate is mysteriously stabbed during a ball field brawl. Using this violence as a springboard, Bret begins a new game, a game where only he knows the rules. Using his powers of persuasion, Bret pits teammate against teammate by promising everyone the one thing that they want the most, whether it be power, respect, or cold hard cash. Soon, the entire team is self-destructing, and Bret couldn't be happier. But with their lives and careers on the brink of devastation, Bret's teammates and family realize that they have to take baseball - and life - back from Bret Packard, once and for all. Written by Anonymous

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Stranger things have happened
19 June 2018 | by LeonardKniffelSee all my reviews

I am generally uninterested in watching movies about sociopaths and narcissists, but I found Ball of Wax compelling. I have little interest in horror films with slasher lunatics in the lead role, but this movie defies category and is much more a psychological drama than a horror film, the main character more like Ray Milland in Dial M for Murder than Jack Nicholson in The Shining. What is so unusual about the movie is the way it draws you in to the main character's sick little world, like a warning to be aware that such people are out there. I also found the production values astonishing, given the low budget, and it is a wonder to me that it did not reach more of an audience than The Blair Witch Project, which to my way of thinking was a lesser film in every sense yet enormously popular.

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6 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA See more »

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