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Screwball

Screwball is a movie starring Frankie Diaz, Bryan Blanco, and Ian Mackles. Billy Corben's true-crime dramedy investigates the MLB's infamous doping scandal involving a nefarious clinician and his most famous client: the New York...

Running Time
1 hours 45 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Billy Corben
Writer
Billy Corben, David Cypkin
Actors
Samuel Kai Taylor, Bryan Blanco, Frankie Diaz, Ian Mackles
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Recounting the high-profile doping scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, director Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) takes us into the surreal Miami underworld that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and other star players. They say South Florida is a sunny place for shady people and this is certainly true of steroid peddler Anthony Bosch and his most notorious client, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. While Bosch's medical credentials may be lacking, his storytelling skills are first rate as he hilariously details the rise and fall of his "health clinic", including mob connections, financial chicanery, his cocaine habit, and Rodriguez's eccentric behavior. The documentary plays like a madcap Floridian crime comedy in the vein of Elmore Leonard or the Coen Brothers while it raises serious questions about the ethics of professional sports. Powerful interests would be happy to let this story slip from memory, but Screwball makes it unforgettable.

Comments about documentary «Screwball» (13)

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Emma Simmons

I remember the first time I saw this documentary, it was on PBS and I was amazed. As an undergraduate, I went to a U of M film class that the director, Tom Clark, was teaching. I had never heard of this film before and I had no idea what it was about. I had no idea what to expect. I watched it over and over and the more I watched it, the more I liked it. It is definitely a must-see for anyone who loves independent filmmaking. It's a must-see for anyone who loves to think. I highly recommend it.

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Gerald C.

If you are a fan of the movie, you may enjoy this documentary. I was surprised to find out that it's not a one-sided film. It is very candid and shows the difficulties that the actors had when trying to portray their characters in the movie. I also was impressed with the work that the filmmakers did to edit the movie. I thought that it was very thorough and fair to the actors. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone who has ever watched the movie. If you are not a fan of the movie, I would suggest that you do not watch this documentary. I will say that I have seen this documentary twice and enjoyed it each time.

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Stephanie Williams

Fifty years ago this movie was released and was rated a 10, and I can't believe that this film isn't rated better. I think there is a group of people who are very disappointed in this movie, because they have no sense of humor, and maybe that is what we want to hear, but if you are a fan of the "Caddyshack" series, you will enjoy this movie. It's a bit slow and it is for sure, not for everyone. However, it is a very funny movie, with many funny moments. The cast of this film is very good. Most of them are known for their movies, and this is the only film they have made. One of the best aspects is the way the plot is developed. We are introduced to a group of people in a studio, they are filming a show, and as they are making the episode, they are forced to leave the studio, and go out to some other place. As they are walking through the rain, they are on their way home, and a kid follows them. They meet a woman who is going to take care of him, and they get into a car accident, and are saved by a guy who was in the car with them. This guy takes them to the house of his sister and her husband, who is a very successful businessman, and he gives them a car and tells them to drive to his place. It's a funny story that we can't imagine anyone else telling. I recommend that you rent this movie, it's great.

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Kenneth Herrera

This documentary by the movie's producer/director is the highlight of any documentary. It doesn't matter if the subject matter is scandalous, sensational or disgusting - you will get the point of it. The movie is 100% about the reality of how the film's subject, Frances McDormand, handled her film's controversy. There is no talking heads or critics here, it is just one man, a woman, and a dog telling their story. The movie is well worth seeing. It has the narrative and authenticity of a documentary. The editing is excellent, and the voice overs are quite convincing. The cinematography is perfect. It is only in the last half hour that the film is truly moving, and I think it was the direction of this documentary that made it move. There is a brief moment where the director, John Putnam, talks about how he wrote his story in the midst of a nap and when he was writing the final lines, he felt like he had fallen asleep. I can't remember the last time I've seen a documentary where the director could make this feel so real. The emotional moments in the movie are poignant, and the director of this film manages to make the experience more personal. There are times when the documentary is incredibly moving, and there are times when it is completely ridiculous, and this film does an excellent job of making these points in the right order. It is my favorite documentary of the year, and one of my favorite documentaries of all time. This movie is a must see. It's a true work of art. 9/10

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Albert T.

I am not a big fan of movies like this, but I really liked this one. The plot was quite interesting and well-written, and the film was very well-made. The acting was good, and it was nice to see some familiar faces. I didn't see the part when the doctor was seen to be walking around in a bathrobe, but I guess that is not too big a deal. There were some parts where I was impressed with the music. I don't know why people don't like this movie. I think it's really good, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Donna O.

I must admit that I wasn't all that much interested in the subject matter. What's with all the grunge/punk/rock fans being all fired up and singing about how much they love grunge? I suppose it's the music and the era, but I just didn't like the subject matter. However, this movie really got me thinking about the music. This movie is really about a number of different aspects of the music scene. The two things that I really liked about this movie were how the director did not take a pro-rocker point of view (although he didn't tell his viewers to believe him), and how the music was mostly not good. There are a number of excellent performances in this movie, and they're all wonderful. The actors do a great job, but it's the music that really makes this movie worth watching. Overall, this movie is really worth your time.

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Megan Day

Another small documentary that illustrates the media's lack of objectivity and biases and how biased they can be. As this film shows, the media has often been the subject of a lot of criticism from both sides, but to me, it was still an incredibly valuable documentary that was so funny and insightful. I don't understand how anyone could find this film so offensive or disgusting, but I found it entertaining. I will definitely watch it again. As for the film itself, it was a smart documentary that I would recommend to anyone that has watched it or anyone interested in how the media works.

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Janet

this is an incredible documentary. I've watched it so many times, but it is still so hard to digest. First of all, it's not a documentary, but a collection of interviews of a group of talented musicians. The interviews are good and funny, but there's something about the performances that just has to be seen. It's as if the whole group is at the same place and time, and it seems like the entire audience is involved. I'm not saying that it's perfect, it's not. But it is amazing to see these musicians being themselves and performing at the same time, and to see their faces as if they were there with them. What I'm saying is, it's worth seeing. If you're into music, or even just music in general, you'll love it.

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Nancy L.

This is the story of Jack and Dick, two free men who embark on a cross-country hitchhiking tour. There is no question about who is the better, of course. But the footage of the travels is so intriguing and entertaining, it is hard to pick a favorite. The footage is very intriguing, and it is a pleasure to watch a film that is both funny and interesting. This is an excellent movie that is a must see. The movie was produced by Rick Warren, who also produced some of the best films of the 1970s, like 'One of my Friends,' and 'Children of the Corn.' This film is a good example of Warren's great storytelling abilities. In addition to all the great traveling footage, there is the fascinating personal story of the film makers, who were all involved in the making of this film.

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Alan P.

One of the most fascinating experiences I've ever had in my life. This movie is about the simple things that make a life. A must see for anyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation of simple things.

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Katherine W.

This is a wonderful documentary that delves into the lives of five couples. They are from all over the world, all raising children. The documentary shows how they raise their kids, how they live, and how they cope. The couples are all from different backgrounds and they all have different beliefs. But they all have one thing in common. They love their kids and want to be a part of their life. In the end, all the couples are happy and they have a greater understanding of how to raise their kids. They are not perfect. Some have difficulties with their kids and some are not sure about their future. They all do their best to be the best parents they can. But they are all great people and they all have different beliefs. They all have something in common. And that is love. They all have something in common, too.

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Christopher

When I first saw this movie, I thought that it would be some kind of amateur documentary of the police and prison system, but it turned out to be much more. It was an amazing experience to watch a documentary on a topic that I think is important and one that many people have not heard about. I thought the acting in this film was pretty good, especially if you go into it expecting to see some actors who are simply not professional actors. But the acting in this film was really good. The music and the photography in this movie was also really good. In short, I really recommend this film to anyone who has a mind to see a documentary on a subject that I think is very important and deserves more exposure.

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Jonathan Brewer

This is an in-depth examination of a film that has taken on such an importance in today's society. In today's society, it is only a matter of time before the decision to terminate a pregnancy will be taken. The life of a mother and a child are at stake. One must make the decision whether or not to have an abortion, not to mention the consequences to the mother and her child. The film is a testament to a woman who's decision was not made easily, but a difficult decision nonetheless. The film does a great job of showing the emotions and the trauma of the situation, as well as the trauma of the mother and her child. I think this is one of the most important documentaries of the year. The director, Arielle Dupee, takes us through the entire process of the filming of this film, and shows us the difficulties that she and her husband had to overcome. The realizations that they made, and the pain they felt. This film will be a great success, and I will be watching it over and over again. The fact that this film won the Academy Award is something that should not be missed.