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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.

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Daniel Kraus

Writer:

Daniel Kraus
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Mench Mark Mench ... Bret Packard
Justin Matthew Smith 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 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
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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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It's time to level the playing field. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Go Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Strangely compelling
18 January 2007 | by bjacobSee all my reviews

Ball of Wax is a very-low-budget little claustrophobic movie about a baseball star that becomes mean and cruel out of boredom.

A loose essay on acquired situational narcissism but one that is strangely intense. It's not very realistic but somehow you are hooked and want to know what happens after. It's a bit of pity for the ending, not strong as the rest of the movie.

It's shot in digital but the images are visually interesting.

Ball of Wax remembers me some French movies of the Sixties and I loved it. Worthy of mention is the Eric Bachmann score; I found it so beautiful that I bought the cd.


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