All Square



Rafael 1 Sun, Oct 7, 2018 8:15 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:93 min.
Director:John Hyams
Producer:Michael Kelly
Ben Cornwell
Yeardley Smith
Screenwriter:Timothy Brady
Cinematographer:Yaron Levy
Editor:Neil Fazzari
Cast:Michael Kelly
Jesse Ray Sheps
Pamela Adlon
Josh Lucas
Harris Yulin
Print Source:Mill House Motion Pictures
Note Writer:David Fear


John (Michael Kelly, House of Cards) is on the skids. A former pro baseball pitcher who washed out of the majors, he now spends his days as a two-bit bookie chasing down deadbeats who don’t pay up and taking care of his infirm dad (Harris Yulin). Business is not what you’d call good, until John hooks up with an old high school flame (Pamela Adlon, Better Things). It turns out she has a son in Little League, whom he takes under his wing—and suddenly discovers that underage ball games are an untapped market for the degenerate gambling crowd. Part sad-sack character study and part outrageous, hysterical social satire, director John Hyams’ sports gem, which won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, plays like gangbusters—think Bad Santa meets The Bad News Bears. It’s the sort of beautifully warped father-figure comedy that leaves folks laughing and cringing in equal measures. You can bet on it.

Additional Information

John Hyams is an American screenwriter, director, and cinematographer, best known for his involvement in the Universal Soldier series, for which he has directed two installments, Regeneration and Day of Reckoning. Hyams is the son of director Peter Hyams. All Square is his latest film.