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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 Mark Mench ... Bret Packard
Justin Smith Justin Smith ... Tod Ellis
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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Release Date:

6 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Go Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Satan gets drafted to the Majors...
11 March 2005 | by manos_1See all my reviews

This movie made me squirm. It a movie you may not want to watch with your parents or girlfriend. The bad guy (portrayed by Mark Mench) does things to his team members and friends (and babysitter, even!) that are too awful to believe. And then he smiles like he's done them a favor.

The closest thing I can compare this to is the Oscar-nominated "Closer" except much meaner: this movie gets inside your head and screws around with your brain. This film is poison in pinstripes. If that sounds appealing, go rent it.

My only complaint is with soundtrack issues. Oftentimes I could not hear dialog. And be warned. There's a ton of it!

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