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Spaceman (2016)

Story of former MLB pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee following his release by the Montreal Expos.

Director:

Brett Rapkin

Writers:

Richard Lally (based on the book by), Bill Lee (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Duhamel ... Bill Lee
W. Earl Brown ... Dick Dennis
Ernie Hudson ... Joe
Winter Ave Zoli ... Mrs. Lee
Carlos Leal ... Gino Lapue
Stefan Rollins ... Claude
Sterling K. Brown ... Rodney Scott
Wade Williams ... Tom Fulton
Peter Mackenzie ... Tim Manning
Wallace Langham ... Bruce Lindsay
L.J. Hughes ... Manny Moss (as Lawrence Hughes)
Emma Rose Maloney ... Caitlin Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Arkin ... Marv Scott
Preston Douglass ... Whitman
Claude Duhamel ... King
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Story of former MLB pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee following his release by the Montreal Expos.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Have Glove, Will Travel See more »

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Trivia

The real Bill Lee cameos as a beer league player. See more »

Goofs

When Bill arrives at the ballpark for the Longueuil Senators (at approx. 37:15 right before the scene with the flags of Quebec & Canada), a blank French language scoreboard is shown with many incorrect baseball term translations.

The scoreboard shows the following incorrect terms; {real French meaning in English} (intended meaning in English) [correct French term to have been used]: MAISON {HOUSE} (HOME) [LOCAL] TOUR DE BATTE {BATTING ORDER] (INNING) [MANCHE] CLIENTS {GUESTS} (VISITORS) [VISITEURS] GRÈVE {LABOUR STRIKE} (STRIKE) [PRISE] DEHORS {OUTSIDE} (OUTS) (RETRAIT) They got BALLE right. See more »

Quotes

Bar stoner: I don't know how the hell you do it, man.
Bill Lee: Everything in moderation... including moderation.
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Soundtracks

Blues for Billy
Written and Performed by Dean Chamberlain
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Not a home run
5 June 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Josh Duhamel gives an engaging and spirited performance as over the hill and down in the dumps Bill 'Spaceman' Lee, the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos left-handed pitcher whose antics for the wild life and marijuana gave him his trippy nickname.

Bill is released by the Expos because he is bad business, despite his talent as a pitcher. Bill has earned a shoddy reputation with his wild living and now he is regarded as being too old. The word is out that no major baseball team should employ him.

Pretty soon his personal life hits the skids as his wife divorces him and the only baseball he plays is with a local senior team the Longueuil Senators where he at least enjoys some camaraderie.

The film has enough quirkiness to make it amiable, it has too much talking and by the end you think it also did not have too much plot to it.


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