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Off the Black

Off the Black
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Produced by Scott Macaulay
Robin O'Hara
Written by James Ponsoldt
Starring Nick Nolte
Trevor Morgan
Timothy Hutton
Sally Kirkland
Music by Claire Campbell
Alex Neville
Brian Petway
Cinematography Tim Orr
Editing by Sabine Hoffmann
Distributed by


Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
Release date(s)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Off the Black is a 2006 American drama film starring Nick Nolte and Trevor Morgan. It was written and directed by James Ponsoldt, who also has a small role in the film, and is his feature directorial debut.[1]


Ray Cook (Nolte) is a bitter, disconcerted high school baseball umpire and chronic alcoholic who, after a series of unusual events, crosses paths with Dave Tibbel (Morgan), a high school baseball player seeking revenge after Cook's questionable calls cost his team the most crucial game of the season. Over time, an unlikely bond forms between the mismatched pair, and Dave agrees to pose as Ray's son for the old man's forty-year high school reunion. The film is a story of two wandering lost souls, one an adolescent boy struggling (along with his younger sister, played by Sonia Feigelson) with an absent mother and a father (Timothy Hutton) who has entirely checked out, and the other an older man, who has seen the curve balls life can throw at you and continuously struck out in his struggle to be the man he wishes to be.


Actor Role
Trevor Morgan Dave Tibbel
Nick Nolte Ray Cook
Sonia Feigelson Ashley Tibbel
Rosemarie DeWitt Debra
Timothy Hutton Mr. Tibbel
Sally Kirkland Marianne Reynolds
Noah Fleiss Todd Hunter
Johnathan Tchaikovsky Paul Michaels
Michael Higgins Al Cook


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi

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