The Pistol Shrimps

2016 | USA | NR | 75 min.


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Film Info
Section:Men Make Movies - The Struggle Continues
Movies on a Boat
Release Year:2016
Runtime:75 min.
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Maria Blasucci
Molly Hawkey
Aubrey Plaza
Melissa Stetten
Jesse Thomas
Director:Brent Hodge
Produced by:John Diemer
Brent Hodge
Rachel Ricketts
Screenwriter:Brent Hodge
Cinematography:Chris Velona
Editing By:Brent Hodge
Andrew Huculiak
Chris Kelly
Korey Schaefer


Like a real-life Bad News Bears, LA’s trashtalking, wisecracking Pistol Shrimps are a rebellious band of misfits born out of one woman’s dream: to play on a basketball team. Reviving a long-dormant LA rec league, a gaggle of writers, models, musicians, moms, and “Parks and Rec” star Aubrey Plaza, sign up to play. And despite the fact that most of them are terrible at basketball, ain’t nobody gonna stop them from having a good time. Posting their antics on Instagram and going out for milkshakes, they support each other through losses in the way only teammates can. And then, the craziest thing happens—as they grow closer, they actually start winning. Heartfelt, hilarious, and really, really good, this movie about finding your people and your purpose is pure exuberance in cinematic form. Just try to stop smiling as Molly “oldest Bachelor contestant” Hawkey and Ingrid “Han Ma Boogie” Walla shoot straight into your heart. In Person: Director Brent Hodge.