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 Posted: Fri Jun 14th, 2019 02:26 pm
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https://sports.yahoo.com/ice-cube-making-movie-dock-ellis-lsd-no-hitter-210259056.html

One of baseball’s most famously outrageous games is headed to the big screen with the help of Ice Cube.
On June 12, 1970 — exactly 47 years ago — pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while high on LSD. You’ve heard the story before, but now we’ve learned that Ice Cube plans to retell it as a motion picture with his son in the starring role.


Deadline delivers the news of the flick, which will be developed by Ice Cube’s Cube Vision production company:
Now the story of Dock Ellis is coming to the big screen with O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) attached to star in the title role of Dock. David Permut, Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube are producing from a script by Joey Poach. They are out to directors now.

Dock is the first project to come from Cube Vision’s strategic partnership with AID Partners, a media investment company founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Kelvin Wu that calls for Cube Vision to develop its own slate, hire its own screenwriters and then bring fully developed projects to studios.

The role of Dock Ellis is also a meaty one to play for Jackson Jr. The ball player was a colorful character — a highly competitive loudmouth who suffered no fools and called out racism when he experienced it. For instance, when he wore curlers in his hair at a workout, he was forbidden to do so ever again by the MLB Commissioner. Although he complied, he was quick to point out the hypocrisy as the MLB allowed a white player to wear a bad, shoulder-length toupee at the same time.

While Ice Cube’s most recognizable roles have come as an actor in the “Friday” and “Barbershop” series, his biggest win as a producer is cut from the same cloth as “Dock” — real-life storytelling. Cube Vision was one of the companies behind the NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” which was a big success at the box office and earned an Oscar nomination.
There’s already one great Dock Ellis film out there — a 4:31 animated short by No Mas that features Ellis himself telling the story of his no-hitter to radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel shortly before his death in 2008. If you’ve never seen it, remedy that right now:



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It's a great story, but count me among the many who doubt that Dock Ellis was actually on LSD when he threw that no hitter. For many years he'd stated he was either drunk on vodka or badly hungover, I forget which. The LSD story came out long after the fact and after the initial shock and reaction to the humorous aspect of it subsided, the idea that someone tripping on LSD could actually accomplish such a feat seemed less and less plausible.

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I have followed the story for years. There is a documentary out there about Doc. I also doubt the LSD story, but Doc was quite a character.


I would like to see this. 

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I got his autograph in the early 90's. He looked like he was on LSD.



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I love that line "a white player to wear a bad, shoulder length toupee at the same time". I can't be certain but I would bet this was Joe Pepitone.



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It was Pepitone with the toupee. I don't know about it being down to his shoulders, but it was pretty bad.
I tried and failed to insert a photo of Dock Ellis with the curlers. Here is a link instead.
 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qLwRXVSsXj0/T1oiRn7Q80I/AAAAAAAAMuw/LXJrkW0_xbc/s1600/dock-ellis.jpg

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I MEAN REALLY AS A MOVIE A BASEBALL PLAYER DOPED UP

Shit doc Gooden was the most dominant pitcher while getting hempstead coke every game

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"No-No: A Dockumentary" is the previously mentioned documentary film. Worth checking out, if you haven't already. It's currently on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi.

There actually is a good resemblance between Dock and O'Shea Jackson Sr and/or Jr.

The synopsis mentions this, but Dock was a lot more than the modern-day punchline of "guy who threw a no-hitter while trippin'-- bwahahaha". He would speak out on a lot of racial issues and also helped folks with drug addiction problems after he retired. He was noted for helping MLB players, but he also helped a buncha' unknown regular dudes.



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This is moving forward quickly. Attached to the project will be Jennifer Lopez as Puerto Rican superstar Roberto Clemente and John Cena will be playing Willie Stargell. Also, taking a page from the ultra successful Ronnie James Dio hologram tour, they are having a hologram of Billy Martin playing Billy Martin. Even though Billy was the manager of the Detroit Tigers which as most know is in a completely different league, Ice wanted to show how a known racist like Billy caused the top black players to "trip" on LSD before most games. I'm really looking forward to this.



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