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Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011)

Pelotero (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Sport | 13 July 2012 (USA)
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Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams.

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Jean Carlos Batista ...
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Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams.

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The Dominican Republic's Most Valuable Export


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$20,628, 15 July 2012, Limited Release

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$44,689, 9 September 2012
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Trevor Martin described Pelotero as a spiritual predecessor to Sugar (2008) as Pelotero is about how a player is recruited to Major League Baseball from the Dominican Republic and Sugar's plot relates to how a player adapts to Major League Baseball once he has arrived. See more »

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4.2 out of 10?!?!
7 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Is this a joke? Or better yet, is it an example of more MLB collusion like the kind you will see in this well made documentary. Maybe you think I am writing this review with bias as I have just made accusations of collusion and bashed the MLB but all I can say is this is a must watch for a baseball fan, or anyone interested in the business of sports. As you may have heard it follows the lives of two prospects and like a good documentary remains impartial and looks only for facts, and let the narratives play themselves out. They didn't go to the Dominican and just say hey lets shoot a movie about kids playing ball and packed up their shi* and left, they were there for over a year working hard and getting the most honest product they could. Watch this film, phenomenal work, it starts a bit slow as a point of emphasis but you can't stop watching once you get to about 15 minutes in. Please enjoy this extraordinary title and help get its absurdly low rating up to where it belongs. -B


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