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Knuckleball! (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 18 September 2012 (USA)
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A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Wakefield ... Himself - Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
Dave Lennon Dave Lennon ... Himself - Sportswriter, Newsday (as David Lennon)
Jim Bouton Jim Bouton ... Himself - Knuckleball Pitcher 1962-70, 1978
Charles Hough Charles Hough ... Himself - Knuckleball Pitcher, 1970-1994 (as Charlie Hough)
Roger Angell Roger Angell ... Himself - Senior Editor, The New Yorker
Ben McGrath Ben McGrath ... Himself - Writer, The New Yorker
Tony Massarotti Tony Massarotti ... Himself - Radio Host, The Sports Hub
Ian Browne Ian Browne ... Himself - Writer, MLB.com
Roger Clemens Roger Clemens ... Roger Clemens (archive footage)
Cy Young Cy Young ... Himself - Major League Pitcher, 1890-1911 (archive footage)
R.A. Dickey ... Himself - Pitcher, N.Y. Mets
Anne Dickey Anne Dickey ... Herself - R.A.'s Wife
David Waldstein David Waldstein ... Himself - Reporter, New York Times
Brian Costa Brian Costa ... Himself - Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Wayne Coffey Wayne Coffey ... Himself - Writer, New York Daily News


A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

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To gain power you must first give up control.


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Weirdly Profound
1 October 2016 | by joncheskinSee all my reviews

Knuckleball! is a sports documentary that follows the lives of Tim Wakefield and RA Dickey, two knuckleball pitchers, during the 2011 baseball season. More than this, however, it is a story about the strange life of being a knuckleball pitcher, and goes into some depth, about the history and interesting personalities of knuckleballers over the years.

Knuckleball! is a movie that seems like it should be boring, but it is actually a wonderful human story of following a dream and finding improbable success. Knuckleballers, as the movie explains, are people borne of desperation--they see the end of their careers before them and conclude that, rather than quitting, they have to do something. They find their solution through a practice that at once gains them acceptance but also turns them into something of an outcast. We root for them because we appreciate people who can carve an unconventional path, and in watching them we feel like maybe we imperfect people have a chance also to make it in this world.

As a result, this movie is weirdly profound. For all of you who find the alternate path, this movie is for you. Watch it and cheer on the everyman, as he floats it up to the plate at 60 miles per hour and watches the world's most intimidating sluggers go up in smoke.

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