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Watch: Trailer For Sundance Doc 'The Battered Bastards Of Baseball' Featuring Kurt Russell, Todd Field & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2014 1:25 PM
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The Battered Bastards Of Baseball
While some less sophisticated folks might proclaim that watching soccer is "boring," we'd argue your average baseball game is like watching paint dry. At least at the major league level. But get down the minors, and you see the lively spirit of the game in its purest form and there were none more mighty that the beloved Portland Mavericks. They existed for a brief shining moment in the 1970s, the only independently owned Class A team in the Northwest League and they were a sensation. And now they have a movie to tell their tale.

Justin Lin To Produce Adaptation Of Sundance Doc 'Battered Bastards Of Baseball,' Todd Field To Write/Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2014 3:26 PM
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Yeah, we saw this coming.... earlier this week we posted our review of the Sundance documentary, "Battered Bastards Of Baseball," and within, our own Katie Walsh declared, "you will start fantasy casting the near-inevitable Hollywood remake of this story." And indeed some studio execs are already doing just that.

Sundance Review: 'Battered Bastards Of Baseball' Tells The Story Of Kurt Russell's Father's Raucous Adventures On The Field

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 21, 2014 5:08 PM
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The Battered Bastards Of Baseball
One of the fine traditions in American film is the great sports story, and the doc “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” is located right at the place where Hollywood slides into home plate, combining the two worlds in a real-life tale that is almost too good to be true. ‘Battered Bastards’ tells the story of Hollywood vet Bing Russell, father of Kurt, a serious baseball fan who made a go of it in the Portland minor leagues in the 1970s, starting up the independent baseball club The Portland Mavericks. The resulting film is the documentary version of sports classics like “Slapshot” and “Major League,” where a rag-tag, quirky bunch of outliers manage against all odds to inject their sport with a sense of high-spirited fun and anarchy.

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