Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011)

Ballplayer: Pelotero was released on DVD on September 4, 2012
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This compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge!, Ice Age, Carlito’s Way) is a gritty and rare look inside Major League Baseball’s (MLB) recruitment of top talent in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel SanĂ³ and Jean Carlos Batista are among 100,000 teenagers vying for a handful of coveted contracts with MLB teams. As they turn 16 years old and become eligible to sign, each must navigate the fiercely competitive and frequently corrupt system if they are to lift their families out of poverty and achieve their dream: to one day play in the Major Leagues. Filmmakers Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jon Paley take you inside this never before seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream.


John Leguizamo

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US DVD Release Date September 4, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 77 Minutes
Theater Release Date July 13, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date September 4, 2012
Actors John Leguizamo
Directed by Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley
Studio Strand Releasing
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $44,689
Genre(s) Documentary, Sports
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