Looking back at the doping scandal that rocked baseball, documentary filmmaker Billy Corben ("Cocaine Cowboys") takes us into the surreal Miami underworld that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and other star players.
They say South Florida is a sunny place for shady people -- and this is certainly true of steroid peddler Anthony Bosch and his most notorious client, New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. In "Screwball," Bosch proves to be a first-rate storyteller and quintessential #FloridaMan. He hilariously details the rise and fall of his "health clinic," from mob connections and, financial chicanery to his cocaine habit and Rodriguez's eccentric behavior.
"Screwball" plays like a madcap Florida crime comedy in the vein of Elmore Leonard, even as it raises serious questions about the ethics of professional sports.