Bad Hombres
A still from BAD HOMBRES. Photo credit: Courtesy of SHOWTIME.

Bad Hombres, the new documentary film chronicling the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos, the world’s only binational professional baseball team premieres on Showtime on Friday, October 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Amid the United States government’s proposal for a border wall, and with U.S.-Mexico relations at a staggeringly low point, the team’s cross-border heritage provides a powerful symbol of unity, joining countries, cities and families.

Bad Hombres follows the Tecolotes as their season unfolds, revealing what life is genuinely like in two border cities besieged by divisive rhetoric and policies, all in the shadow of America’s pastime. Filmed over the course of the 2019 Mexican Baseball League season, Bad Hombres examines the crossroads of perspectives as human trafficking, drug cartels, environmentalists and asylum seekers intersect with the Tecolotes’ pennant race.

With two home stadiums, one in Laredo, Texas and one in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the obstacles to success on the playing field are compounded by the challenges of life in each border town. Amid threats of a promised wall and a controversial border shutdown, the Tecolotes begin spring training with newfound hope in their quest for a championship. Political grandstanding aside, residents view the wall as a symbol of resentment, and the Tecolotes’ dramatic season is interwoven with the tales of locals on both sides of the border fighting to keep their community whole.

Bad Hombres is produced and directed by Emmy(R) Award winner Andrew Glazer (Dirty Money, Dan Rather Reports, VICE News) from Mission Critical Productions and Emmy Award-nominated producer Stephen Robert Morse (Amanda Knox, EuroTrump).

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