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    The Tribeca Film Festival in New York will be screening Knuckleball, starring R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield, among others. It's a documentary on the knuckleball and the pitchers who throw it. The screening will be on Saturday, April 21st at the World Financial Center downtown.

    http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide...film42758.html

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    Screening on September 20:
    http://m.bpt.me/event/266201
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    • #3
      I can't wait for this to come out!!!

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      • #4
        I downloaded it from Itunes in HD the day it came out. Worth every penny.

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        • #5
          Sorry to revive a dead thread, but is the movie worth $10? I came across it today on Amazon VOD and was thinking about picking it up.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cod View Post
            Sorry to revive a dead thread, but is the movie worth $10? I came across it today on Amazon VOD and was thinking about picking it up.
            I believe it is available on Netflix. If not I'd buy it for $10. I haven't seen (want to) but I've heard very good things. 93% of critics gave positive reviews on RottenTomatoes and the film received a 6.9 on IMDB (rather high by their standards). Goes through the history, use, and science of the pitch using physcisits and users of the pitch such as Wakefield, Dickey, and Hough.

            If you get it I'll fly to Honolulu and borrow it from you.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
              I believe it is available on Netflix. If not I'd buy it for $10. I haven't seen (want to) but I've heard very good things. 93% of critics gave positive reviews on RottenTomatoes and the film received a 6.9 on IMDB (rather high by their standards). Goes through the history, use, and science of the pitch using physcisits and users of the pitch such as Wakefield, Dickey, and Hough.

              If you get it I'll fly to Honolulu and borrow it from you.
              I don't have Netflix, so maybe I'll just buy it from Amazon. You trying to mooch a vacation off me ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cod View Post
                I don't have Netflix, so maybe I'll just buy it from Amazon. You trying to mooch a vacation off me ?
                Nah just ten bucks. It'll cover 0.05% of travel expenses
                "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                • #9
                  Worth every penny. Of course, I follow all things knuckleball, so it appeals to me more than the average joe. Still, great documentary.

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                  • #10
                    Well, I bought it and watch it a few nights ago. I thought it was a very good documentary with great filming. , I wish there was a little more history of the knuckleball, but that's a minor thing. Overall, it was very enlightening and would recommend the movie to anyone who even remotely likes baseball.

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                    • #11
                      It will be available on Netflix April 9.
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                      • #12
                        I rented it and watched it today. It reinforces my respect for Tim Wakefield. The coverage of his 200th ML win was touching. Kudos to the fans at Fenway who all hung around after the game just to applaud Wakefield when he came out to acknowledge them.

                        R. A. Dickey gave up a $1,000,000 insurance settlement so he could have a shot at the big leagues.

                        I like happy endings. :-)
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                          It will be available on Netflix April 9.
                          Was that the DVD availability? It's still not streaming. I was looking forward to seeing it there.
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                          • #14
                            R.A. Dickey was profiled on 60 Minutes yesterday.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hairmetalfreek View Post
                              Was that the DVD availability? It's still not streaming. I was looking forward to seeing it there.
                              Yes, DVD. Sorry. They don't say anything about streaming or Blu-ray.

                              While I selfishly share the lament not enough was discussed about the knuckleball through history, the documentary works well on its focus of Wakefield and Dickey. We get to know them as pitchers and as people, and not in an over-celebratory or maudlin way. It's real, which is something I very much appreciate in regards to movies, documentary or otherwise.
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