Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige is approached by a Dominican official with a suitcase full of cash and a tantalizing offer: round up the most talented Negro League stars and come play for ruthless bloodthirsty volatile Dictator Rafael Trujillo!
Synopsis:In 1937 Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige was approached by a Dominican official with a suitcase full of cash and a tantalizing offer: round up the most talented Negro League stars and come play for ruthless Dictator Rafael Trujillo! As with most things in the life of Satchel Paige, the line between the truth of a given situation and the shadow of truth is always blurred, always moving. Satchel took the offer, jumping proverbial ship, and incurring the wrath of Gus Greenlee (Satchel's mob-esque boss).
Trujillo wasn't the only dictator to round up a group of mercenaries. The Dominican was hot for baseball and revolution. Whoever had the best team usually had a leg up on the other despots, and with Satchel's help, Trujillo ended up with the best team. The problem, the ethical dilemma, came when Satchel found out that Trujillo, while allowing Satchel and friends the chance to showcase their immensely under realized talents, was in the process of committing a mass genocide against the dark skinned Haitians who also happened to inhabit Trujillo's tropical paradise. As the story commences to its logical conclusion, the players begin to see the evil side of Trujillo in the form of midnight executions of supposed dissidents and veiled threats against the players themselves.
In the end, Satchel, nursing an overworked dead arm, finds himself having to pitch for his life, literally, as Trujillo's soldiers line the chalk with weapons drawn, and Greenlee's henchmen patrol the stadium waiting for a chance at revenge.
I tried putting in more voids and weird dream sequences. I also tried to make it more violent and cool. Dave Chappell should play Satchel Paige. He needs a good role like this because he is a talented dude.