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Ballers 

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A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers.

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Stephen Levinson
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Spencer fights for Kisan, facing pressure from all sides; Ricky's radio show garners mixed feedback; Vernon and Lance try desperately to interest Joe in a new investment; Charlie ...


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As Spencer settles into his new role, he makes what could be an unpopular decision; Joe finds his professional life sidetracked by his personal life; Ricky dips his toe into the media ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dwayne Johnson ...  Spencer Strasmore 43 episodes, 2015-2019
John David Washington ...  Ricky Jerret 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Omar Benson Miller ...  Charles Greane 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Donovan W. Carter ...  Vernon Littlefield 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Troy Garity ...  Jason Antolotti / ... 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Rob Corddry ...  Joe Krutel 43 episodes, 2015-2019
London Brown ...  Reggie 42 episodes, 2015-2019
Jazmyn Simon ...  Julie Greane / ... 34 episodes, 2015-2019
Carl McDowell ...  TTD 31 episodes, 2015-2019
Richard Schiff ...  Mr. Anderson / ... 23 episodes, 2015-2019
Dulé Hill ...  Larry Siefert / ... 22 episodes, 2015-2017
Robert Wisdom ...  Dennis 19 episodes, 2015-2019
Brittany S. Hall ...  Amber / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

Ballers is a half-hour comedy series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Written by ahmetkozan

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Legends don't retire. They reinvent See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Troy Garity is the son of Jane Fonda and Tom Haydon. His surname, Garity, is the family name of his paternal grandmother. See more »

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Good show
23 June 2015 | by dannyolivercampbellSee all my reviews

I honestly think this is a good show. I know it's on HBO and shows like True Detective and Game of Thrones have writing, directing and acting that are all on point and set at such a high level. So everyone expects almost perfection from an HBO show. Let me just say that this show is a good show and better than most shows on the air right now. It's not quite on the level of production as the best HBO shows. But I would say it's a higher quality show than Entourage, which was also an HBO show.

The driving force of the show is Dwayne Johnson. And it seems like he was always just out of reach of greatness and his true potential. But he gives a strong performance in this show. Probably the best acting he has done. Although he gave good performances in Pain and Gain, and Snitch (even if the movies themselves weren't the best). Some of his other roles have been just okay or decent. But he definitely is in a new level of acting for this role.

It's a good mix of drama and comedy. I really like the intensely serious shows on HBO, but it's nice to have something a little lighter, but not be a joke either. It has a good balance. This show does feel more like a showtime or starz show than HBO. But I'm not going to deduct points from it just because it's on HBO instead of another channel. It's a good show, regardless of where or how I watch it.


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