Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2006)



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The original hitman of paintball returns to reclaim his rightful crown in the one comedy that proves you're never too old for a killer comeback. Everyone knows that the name Bobby Dukes (Rob Corddry) is synonymous with the game of paintball, and when the teenaged Dukes led his team, the River Rats, to three consecutive wins at the East Coast's legendary Hudson Valley Paintball Classic, it appeared as if the game was finally about to break big due in no small part to Dukes' dead-eye aim and easygoing charisma. It was that fateful attempt at a fourth win that ultimately derailed Dukes' career as a triggerman, though, and after being shot during one of his signature moves, the three-time champion committed one of the most heinous acts in all of paintball -- wiping. Spotted by a keen-eyed referee and subsequently ejected for his attempts to cover up the telltale stain, Dukes' was devastated to become the laughing stock of the paintball community. Now, the time has come to let go of the past and lay claim to the future, and though no self-respecting paintball player would be caught stained on the team of a man who once wiped, Dukes is soon joined by the very same referee who exposed his deceitful transgression in assembling a ragtag team of underdogs and once again laying claim to the coveted Hudson Valley Paintball Classic title.

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Rob Corddry
as Bobby Dukes
Paul Scheer
as Lenny Pear
Dannah Feinglass
as Erika Dukes
Rob Riggle
as Eddie Reynolds
Curtis Gwinn
as Showtime
Seth Morris
as Crosby Peters
Rob Huebel
as Sam Brown
Jamie Denbo
as Jill Watson
D.J. Hazard
as Bill Henry
Jack McBrayer
as Stuart Applebaum
Owen Burke
as `Pistol' Pete Adams
Brendan Burke
as Bryan Adams
Billy Merritt
as Chris Lopez
Ed Helms
as Bunker McLaughlin
Andy Secunda
as Joey Sheppard
Sean Conroy
as Jeff Ambler
John Ross Bowie
as Daniel Benjamin
Brett Gelman
as Mayhem Team Member
Jon Daly
as Mayhem Team Member
Vadim Newquist
as Mayhem Team Member
Josh Perilo
as Mayhem Team Member
Wendy Spero
as Mud Dog
David Berman
as Paintball Ref
Derek Wang
as Mud Dog
Chad Sersen
as Mud Dog
John Peltz
as Mud Dog
Derek Peltz
as Baby Derek
Catherine Holland
as Massage Therapist
Kyria Abrahams
as Ruth Henry
Carl Marin
as Paintball Ref
Michael Bulger
as Paintball Ref
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... succeeds as a modest tribute to the kind of aging boys club that idles for hours in somebody's parents' rumpus room, its members tossing around big-man talk but trapped in emotional adolescence.

April 28, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's a mildly amusing feature that takes a few too many potshots at some very broad targets.

April 14, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

Corddry leads a game cast, but the film is rough around the edges and lacks the sophistication of, say, Christopher Guest's Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.

April 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

While there's some dramatic interest in seeing how the story wraps, Blackballed pretty much wears out by midpoint.

April 13, 2006 | Rating: B-
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This spoof of sports biopics is essentially an extended improvisational skit, with a troupe of comics riffing on a central joke (the elevation of paintball to a noble calling).

April 12, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

A mildly amusing mockumentary about a disgraced paintball champ who wants one more shot.

April 11, 2006
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