Stan Ross was a baseball superstar who turned his back on the game years ago when he finally hit 3,000 hits. Years later, he's now a successful, self-made entrepreneur whose many businesses revolve around his title: Mr. 3000. But a clerical error has proven that Stan is just short three hits of his spectacular hit record. Now, with time on his side and the potential to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Stan must return back to the game and get back his title. But things have changed with age, and as Stan finds out, it's not too easy to get back into the game when he hasn't played for years, and he's nearing 50. Written by
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Big Horse Borelli:
You know, a lot of people said that Stan only looked out for himself, that he wasn't a team player. But I'm here to tell you, if you get 3000 hits, you don't have to be a team player. If you have a lifetime .314 average, you don't have to be a good guy. If you lead the league in batting for three years, you can be the biggest jerk in the world!
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Enjoyed this film primarily because of the great acting of Bernie
Mac,"Guess Who", and his girlfriend in the film, Angela
Bassett,(Maureen "Mo" Simmons),"Sunshine State". Bernie plays the role
of a super baseball player who winds up having to prove himself all
over again in the eyes of the Hall of Fame Judges. There are plenty of
laughs and some very warm and sexy scenes with "Mo" who plays a CNN
News reporter who has interviews with Bernie and has a quick tongue in
response to his remarks about being in love and wanting to tie the
knot. If it were not for the above mentioned actors, this film would
have fallen completely on its head. Thanks Bernie Mac !
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