In which a legendary playwright and the most successful filmmaker of the 1970's collaborate on an extremely shitty baseball-adjacent movie that features a boatload of sexism, Rebecca DeMornay, some extremely dubious narrative choices, and the idea of A Horny Dale Murphy.
Some sports movies are sillier than others. But it's the non-sports movies—like this Carter Administration Italian horror un-classic—that often have the best sports scenes. The Visitor has a special one.
Even in the proud canon of direct-to-DVD films in which a Jack Russell terrier somehow wins a pro wrestling title and discovers the value of family, "Russell Madness" stands out.
When CBC and Hallmark get together on producing a film focusing on hockey legend Gordie Howe's tenure in the ramshackle World Hockey Association, the result is... kind of shockingly good, actually?