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Screwball (2018)

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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 Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Diaz ... Porter Fischer
Bryan Blanco ... Tony Bosch
Ian Mackles ... Tim Elfrink
Samuel Kai Taylor ... Jerome Hill
Blake McCall ... Alex Rodriguez
Jonathan Blanco ... Pete Carbone (as Jonathan R. Blanco)
Nicholas Ryan Hernandez ... Anthony Carbone (as Nicholas Hernandez)
Jake Alexander Martin ... Gary Jones (as Jake Martin)
Armando Bernal IV Armando Bernal IV ... Jorge 'Ugi' Velazquez
David Bolinger ... Rob Manfred
Jason Brockmann Jason Brockmann ... Dan Mullin
Brian Sanz Brian Sanz ... Yuri Sucart
Christian Bitter Christian Bitter ... Boca Raton Cop
Abigail Abrams Abigail Abrams ... Boca Raton CSI
Niko Koch ... Tom Reilly
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Storyline

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.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Gross USA:

$13,967, 25 April 2019
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The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in September 2018. See more »

Soundtracks

Guantanamera
music and lyrics by Hector Angulo,
Joseíto Fernández, Julián Orbón and Pete Seeger
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Exposes lack of integrity in Major League Baseball
28 April 2019 | by salmon62See all my reviews

People confuse celebrity with Integrity.

This is a great documentary that provides "inside baseball"----- no pun intended----- to the Steroid use era. Specifically, It's wonderful to see cheaters such as Ryan Braun, AROD, and Melky Cabrera being publicly exposed. I remember Ryan Braun and how he and his legal team discredited the gentleman who obtained his urine sample. Terrible. AROD has no shame. The sheer number of players involved is staggering and disappointing. This documentary uses a light-hearted style to expose the cheaters and liars who took the American people for a ride, denied their culpability and tried to make others look bad. It's must see viewing to learn that the players who people lionize can be absolute losers when it comes to personal integrity. I hate seeing AROD still involved in MLB, and I can't wait until Ryan Braun leaves the game for good. People haven't forgotten that you clowns betrayed our trust.


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