8.6/10
77
5 user 4 critic

The Zen of Bobby V (2008)

The Zen of Bobby V focuses on former MLB manager Bobby Valentine and his current job managing the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The doc gives viewers unprecedented access to Valentine and ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Benny Agbayani Benny Agbayani ... Himself
Trey Hillman Trey Hillman ... Himself
Michael Kay Michael Kay ... Himself (archive footage)
Sadaharu Oh Sadaharu Oh ... Himself
Larry Rocca Larry Rocca ... Himself
Bobby Valentine ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

The Zen of Bobby V focuses on former MLB manager Bobby Valentine and his current job managing the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The doc gives viewers unprecedented access to Valentine and his team, visiting a world where cheerleaders chant between innings and rock bands perform before each game, while exploring the impact globalization has on the game's present and future. It is the best look inside the culture of Japanese baseball through the eyes of one of American baseball's greatest current ambassadors. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Our Game. Their Country. His Rules.

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

13 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bobby V in Japan See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiba, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonah Quickmire Pettigrew, Andrew Jenks and Andrew Muscato took a leave of absence from NYU Tisch School of the Arts to make "The Zen of Bobby V." See more »

Connections

Features CenterStage (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby's All Brand New
Written by Liam Bailey
Performed by Liam Bailey
Courtesy of Mad River Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Boring disorganized Student film
6 June 2008 | by jterry2000See all my reviews

This film is about a boring washed up irrelevant figure in a boring irrelevant sports league - can you say "Dead on Arrival"?? Its an unfocused look at Japanese baseball that really doesn't explore below the surface of the Japanese baseball league. Clearly the fact the filmmakers were American and not Japanese means they could not really give real insight into the Japanese culture. The film just relies on Valentines vague comments on Japanese society. Its just a student film with cameras following around Bobby Valentine, who is way too boring to carry a film by himself. You probably wont even get past the first 10 minutes of the film on ESPN without flipping the channel. Better luck next time guys.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed