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Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story (2010)

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Story takes place during the MLB strike of 1994 when the nation turned its eyes to the sport of wiffleball. We follow the the pursuit of Ted Whitfield as he tries to break the homerun and his subsequent battles with substance abuse.

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Tommy Reid

Writer:

Ross Patterson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Patterson ... Ted 'The Wiffler' Whitfield
Joey Kern ... Willie 'High-Sox' Hamilton
Christine Lakin ... Kiki Hamilton
Alanna Ubach ... Kristy Kittens
Richard Gant ... Paps 'Pure Plastic' Patterson
Edi Patterson ... Fran Whitfield
Nick Thune ... Petey Sinclair
Andy Milder ... Rick Brumfield
John DiMaggio ... Kip Caray
Richard Riehle ... Umpire Joe Francia
Jordana Woodland Jordana Woodland ... Commissoner Jinsu
Christopher Tarantino ... Dave 'Curvey' McNernery (as Chris Tarantino)
Louise Linton ... Shannon Storm
Robert R. Shafer ... Nick Middlesworth
Jaime Bergman ... Kim Dominguez
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Story takes place during the MLB strike of 1994 when the nation turned its eyes to the sport of wiffleball. We follow the the pursuit of Ted Whitfield as he tries to break the homerun and his subsequent battles with substance abuse.

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R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wiffler: The Ted Whitfield Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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Dundee Entertainment See more »
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The song playing in the end credits is a parody of the song "The Wrestler" by Bruce Springsteen from movie of the same name. See more »

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A funny, really funny off beat comedy , but not for everyone
29 November 2013 | by thepotatoHasEyesSee all my reviews

This movie is almost unheard of, such an underrated comedy, probably not for everyone, but, I am glad i stumbled onto it. I watch it over and over, and every time I laugh out loud. It is a little known treasure, it IS that dumb humor that most people don't get...seriously funny.

The story of a Wiffle(how you say} ball champion and his rise to fame, along with his best friend and fellow wiffle baller. it's off beat and, to me , funnier than dodgeball, but in the same humor vein.

I don't know what else to say about it other than if you like comedies, you should really give this a chance, it should be on my re-watcher list because i watch this at least once a month.

"scrunchy bits , scrunchy bits" ... just plain funny...to me.


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