Bad Boys of Summer
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Guards with semi-automatic assault rifles pace before the razor wire. Their eyes are trained on the men below: gangbangers, thieves, and murderers who converge on a dusty diamond inside the yard.

A man who killed his wife stands on the pitcher's mound. A jailhouse gladiator squats behind the plate. A dope dealer turned preacherman coaches from the dugout. Behind the backstop, the Aryan Brotherhood, the Mexican Mafia and the Crips and Bloods look on.

This is San Quentin baseball.

Every spring 24 convicts taste the cool, crisp air of freedom. Not by stepping… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Helmers Tiller Russell and Loren Mendell tread a fine line between sympathetic portraiture and straightforward reportage in Bad Boys of Summer, their diverting docu about an all-convict baseball team at San Quentin State Prison."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Bad Boys of Summer" cements what the two filmmakers are after."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
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