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Like balls on a pool table, the lives of strangers collide and change course; 8 BALL is a philosophical suspense drama about order in the chaos of life, and the need for human connection. ... See full summary »

Director:

Inon Shampanier

Writer:

Inon Shampanier
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shawn Reaves ... Vincent
Howard S. Miller ... Leon
Joe Kaprielian ... Ben
Sadie Alexandru ... Michelle
Shani Glance Shani Glance ... Natalie
Johnny Sanchez ... Angelo
Robert Sutton Robert Sutton ... Morty
Judy Marcelline Judy Marcelline ... Rita
Marilyn Brett ... Nurse
Michael Goetz ... Pool player
Brian Majestic ... Paramedic (as Brian Seuffert)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Grace ... Police Detective
Kraig A. Smith Kraig A. Smith ... Staring alley bum
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Storyline

Like balls on a pool table, the lives of strangers collide and change course; 8 BALL is a philosophical suspense drama about order in the chaos of life, and the need for human connection. The film follows the intertwining stories of 3 lonely characters: an orphan child searching for his mother, an ex-con attempting to reunite with his daughter, and a pool hustler forced into a life of crime. Written by DVD cover

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In this game everyone gets hit.

Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eight Ball See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

You're not Like Me
Music by Sean Schafer Hennessy
Lyrics by Frannie Rose
Performed by Sean Schafer Hennessy
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brilliant
1 July 2008 | by lights-8See all my reviews

The only short film that ever made me cry. The way that everything comes together at the end was so powerful. The actors were top notch and the story was beautiful and very clever. I read a lot more into the film after watching it a second time. There are a lot of subtleties that you don't expect from a short film. I've seen a lot of thesis films from different film schools and I'm usually not impressed by short films but 'eight ball' was one of the best ones I've seen. The soundtrack was excellent too, especially the song in the middle and the end music. I loved the film and I loved the ending. It will bring you to tears. I don't know if they have the DVD online but I recommend getting it.


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