Just Say No No!

No No A Dockumentary
2014 | NR | 1 Hr 45 Min | Documenty Sports |Arts and Labor

Director: Jeffrey Radice

Larry Demery
Dock Ellis
Ron Howard

In the 1970s Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD and his outspoken style courted conflict and controversy, but his latter years were spent helping others recover from addiction. No No: A Dockumentary weaves a surprising and moving story of a life in and out of the spotlight.

Jeffrey Radice gives us an inside look at the dirty side of the 70s baseball when drugs ruled the playing field. Flawlessly paced he weaves us through hilarious stories to the really shady ones, the film never ceases to amazing me, although it could have been a tad shorter. Admittedly I was blown away learning about some of my hero's and drug use. Yet I should not have been such a surprise while in high school "Greenes" were still floating around with the promise to enhance our game. Thankfully I stayed away. 

What truly surprised me going into the story was expecting to hear all about throwing nine innings while on LSD. What we do get is truly unbelievable but once we get past that game we get a humbling story of a ballplayer that struggled with addiction. From a broken home to the loss of a great friend in Roberto Clemente Dock's life spiraled out of control fast. Yet his story deserves to be told and gratefully it was.  If you are a baseball fan this one is up  your alley if your into Documentary that tells a meaningful story give this one a look. 

3 out of 5 stars.


  1. Sounds good -- a look at the more troubled side of baseball and pro sports.


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