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Blackballed - Making A Documentary

Posted on: July 19, 2006 | Views: 13 | Comment

A couple of young filmmakers come into the office, but their intention to make a movie about Bobby Dukes is met with some disdain by his rival.

Banned for ten years from the sport he helped bring to the masses, paintball's first superstar, Bobby Dukes, returns to reclaim his title and erase the memory of his tainted past. As a teenager, with explosive style and charisma, Bobby led his team, the River Rats, to an unprecedented three consecutive victories at The Hudson Valley Paintball Classic, the premier paintball tournament on the East Coast.

June 12th, 1993, The River Rats were competing for their fourth 'Classic' victory when disaster struck. During one of Bobby's signature daring moves, he was shot. Desperate to stay in the game, Bobby intentionally wiped the paint from his jersey, thus committing paintball's most heinous crime, 'Wiping.' An overzealous referee spotted the wipe and ejected Bobby from the tournament. The news spread like wildfire and the three-time champ, became the laughing stock of the paintball community. Disgraced and humiliated, Bobby disappeared.

Ten years later, an older and wiser Bobby returns determined to recapture the paintball glory of his youth. He enters the 2003 Classic, but finds no self-respecting paintball player will be caught dead on his team. On the verge of giving up hope, Bobby joins forces with the most unlikely of allies; the referee that caught him cheating. Now, the two improbable partners must recruit a team of paintball misfits and take back the Hudson Valley Paintball Classic. 

interview • cheating • paintball • competition • tournament