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Bad Boys of Summer

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 16 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Law & Crime, Sports & Recreation, Sports
  • Director:Loren Mendell, Tiller Russell


When envisioning real-life penitentiary sports, forget about the bone-crunching comedy of The Longest Yard - the San Quentin Giants baseball games that transpire inside the barbed-wire electric fences of San Quentin State Prison, as supervised by guards with semi-automatic rifles, are unflinchingly brutal, scabrous and violent. In their documentary The Bad Boys of Summer, directors Tiller Russell and Loren Mendell's observe this on-the-diamond action in such an unusual venue, but travel a step or two...more