Catching Hell
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With five outs remaining in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, Florida Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo hit a foul ball straight for Chicago Cubs left fielder Moises Alou. But the crucial catch was not to be. Instead, a flurry of hands reached out from the stands, deflecting the ball into the crowd, and instantly one man's name, like Bill Buckner's before it, became synonymous with blowing it in a critical, high-stakes moment: Steve Bartman. In fact, dozens of errors contributed to the Cubs' loss in 2003, and the Red Sox still had one more whole game to… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Filmmaker Alex Gibney dissects an infamous sports incident in fascinating and wildly entertaining detail."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Such an epic tale of human folly you'd swear Sophocles wrote it."
‑ Matt Singer, IFC.com
"The film is accessible -- and funny -- enough to attract a wide aud, sports-minded or not."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"A nutty sports story about scapegoating."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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