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Title Pelotero [videorecording] = Ballplayer / Makuhari Media presents ; in association with Guagua Productions and Endeavor Films ; directed and produced Ross Finkel, Jon Paley, Trevor Martin ; producer, Isaac Solotaroff.

Imprint Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch DVD    796.35764 BAL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Bonus features: Photo gallery; original theatrical trailer; other Strand Releasing trailers.
Credits Director of photography, Ross Finkel ; editors, Mary Manhardt, Isaac Solotaroff.
Performer Narrator, John Leguizamo.
Summary A compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo that is a gritty and rare look inside the recruitment of top talent baseball players from the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel Sano and Jean Carlos Batista are among 100,000 teenagers vying for a handful of coveted contracts with baseball teams. As they turn sixteen 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.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC; widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0.
Language English and Spanish dialogue with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Major League Baseball (Organization) -- Corrupt practices.
Baseball players -- Recruiting -- Dominican Republic.
Baseball players -- Abuse of -- Dominican Republic.
Jugadores de beĆ­sbol.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Finkel, Ross, producer, director.
Paley, Jon, producer, director.
Martin, Trevor (Film producer), producer, director.
Solotaroff, Isaac, producer.
Leguizamo, John narrator.
Makuhari Media.
Guagua Productions.
Endeavor Films (Firm)
Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Ballplayer
Ball player
Standard No. 712267320523
Music No. 3205-2 Strand Releasing Home Video

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