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8 Ball (2008)

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Like balls on a pool table, the lives of strangers collide and change course; 8 BALL is a philosophical suspense drama about order in the chaos of life, and the need for human connection. ... See full summary »

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Inon Shampanier

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Inon Shampanier
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shawn Reaves ... Vincent
Howard S. Miller ... Leon
Joe Kaprielian ... Ben
Sadie Alexandru ... Michelle
Shani Glance Shani Glance ... Natalie
Johnny Sanchez ... Angelo
Robert Sutton ... Morty
Judy Marcelline Judy Marcelline ... Rita
Marilyn Brett ... Nurse
Michael Goetz ... Pool player
Brian Majestic ... Paramedic (as Brian Seuffert)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Grace ... Police Detective
Kraig A. Smith Kraig A. Smith ... Staring alley bum
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Like balls on a pool table, the lives of strangers collide and change course; 8 BALL is a philosophical suspense drama about order in the chaos of life, and the need for human connection. The film follows the intertwining stories of 3 lonely characters: an orphan child searching for his mother, an ex-con attempting to reunite with his daughter, and a pool hustler forced into a life of crime. Written by DVD cover

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In this game everyone gets hit.

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Short | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eight Ball See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

You're not Like Me
Music by Sean Schafer Hennessy
Lyrics by Frannie Rose
Performed by Sean Schafer Hennessy
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professional and profound
29 April 2009 | by jpm6871See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Boston Film Festival before a feature and I didn't know anything about it, but it ended up being much better than the feature that came after it and I'm glad we got to see it. The acting was great, especially the main characters, and the result was very emotional and powerful. There is a twist ending that I won't spoil, but I was very surprised by the way that different stories came together in such a short time. After the movie I felt like I would want to see these stories developed in a feature, because they were very condensed. The movie was also filmed very professionally and looked like a mini-feature, and there was a lot of attention to colors and style. The idea behind the story was profound and I liked how it used pool balls as an allegory in a clever way.


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