Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in Billy Corben's supremely entertaining and occasionally surreal documentary that skewers the players, officials, drug dealers, and other hangers-on involved in the 2013 Major League Baseball doping scandal. Structured in a way that makes knowledge of baseball - or even interest in the sport - almost irrelevant, Corben's deep dive into this colorfully criminal world is replete with unforgettable characters, chief among them Anthony Bosch, the unlicensed anti-aging "doctor" and head honcho of Biogenesis of America, supplier of steroids to superstars of the era. What is perhaps most surprising here is the willingness of Bosch, Porter Fischer - the partner Bosch betrayed, which partially led to Bosch's downfall - and so many others to talk openly and even brazenly about such blatantly bad behavior. Very few escape unscathed, and, while the goings-on will have you shaking your head in disbelief, the overall effect is an insolent and audacious rollercoaster ride.
|Running Time:||105 minutes|
|Producers:||Alfred Spellman, Billy Corben|
|Primary Company:||Greenwich Entertainment|
|Cinematographers:||B.J. Golnick, Alexa Harris|
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Director Billy Corben