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Spaceman (2016)

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The life of Bill "Spaceman" Lee following his retirement from Major League Baseball is depicted. Lee was a lefthanded pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos during the 1970s and early '80s, known for his eccentric behavior both on and off the field.

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Cast

Josh Duhamel
as Bill "Spaceman" Lee
Sterling K. Brown
as Rodney Scott
Carlos Léal
as Gino Lapue
W. Earl Brown
as Dick Dennis
Emma Rose Maloney
as Caitlin Lee
Blake Lindsley
as Media Director
Peter Mackenzie
as Tim Manning
Lauren Marini
as Hot Waitress
Patti Negri
as Joe's Wife
Nicole Gerth
as Pool Buddy
Wade Williams
as Tom Fulton
Wallace Langham
as Bruce Lindsay
Matthew Arkin
as Marv Scott
Paul Francis Sullivan
as Sully the Postman
Joshua Morrow
as Mountie Jones
Geoff Whitman
as Mountie O'Toole
Richard Shelton
as Security Guard
Jackson Estes
as Bill's Older Son
Reid Slavicek
as Bill's Younger Son
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Critic Reviews for Spaceman

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

The effort is commendable, but the execution is rocky.

August 18, 2016 | Full Review…

While a fictionalized account of Lee's career certainly held some sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll potential, the blandly pedestrian film "Spaceman" seldom delivers despite an engagingly game lead performance by Josh Duhamel.

August 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Overall the results are amiable, if also slack and talky.

August 18, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Whiffs on the sports, the action, the story, the dialogue, the acting, the cinematography, the production design, the costuming, the humor ... and somehow turns a potentially compelling character study into one big yawning seventh-inning stretch.

August 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, Duhamel's bright performance ends up the highlight of the feature, which only provides a vague idea of Lee's life and love for belligerent behavior.

August 25, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

There seems like there could have been quite the stylish biopic in Rapkin's version of events, but the telling is underwhelming.

August 21, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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