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Fastball

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Jonathan Hock

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About the Movie

The essence of baseball is the primal battle between the pitcher and batter, but the magic of the game arises from that confrontation, only 396 milliseconds in the making. The mysteries and memories of Baseball's greatest heroes are revealed in FASTBALL, featuring interviews with dozens of former players, from legendary Hall of Famers to up-and-coming All-Stars, including HANK AARON, NOLAN RYAN, & DEREK JETER, and narrated by KEVIN COSTNER. Based on the original idea by the film’s producer, Thomas Tull ("Dark Knight") who also produced the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," FASTBALL is peppered with archival footage of baseball's greatest moments plus original high-speed 4K footage and motion graphics that unlock the secrets hidden within a ball traveling over 100 mph. While players, historians, and scientists might disagree on who was actually the fastest pitcher in history - and yes, the film does the physics and concludes with a clear verdict - FASTBALL tells the story of the game itself.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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89%
  • Reviews Counted: 18
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This appealing documentary makes you understand why aficionados regard baseball as a form of poetry. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Mar 24, 2016

Fresh: Hock's documentary has a thrilling pop that should help it strike a competitive chord with anyone even remotely enchanted by our national pastime. – Nick Schager, Variety, Mar 25, 2016

Fresh: You don't have to be a baseball fanatic or for that matter a historian or a physicist to appreciate "Fastball" ... – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, Mar 24, 2016

Fresh: The lively MLB-produced doc's choice archival material and full roster of new interviews will delight fans, both as a warm-up to the 2016 season and beyond. – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, Mar 28, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Awesome

I was going to rent but the buy price wasn't that much more, a great watch for any sports fan. Very insightful

1leo2

Wonderful

Great

A great movie for baseball players, past or present, of any age.

Fastball
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2016

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