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Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

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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 monkeykingma

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Big league. Big mouth. Big time. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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17 September 2004 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,679,028 (USA) (17 September 2004)

Gross:

$21,800,302 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Trivia

Three-time World Series Champion San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey appears as a batter getting a hit for the "Astros." He was 17 years old and still in high school when he appeared in the film. See more »

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The Baseball Hall of Fame voting is usually announced in early January, unlike in the film when it was presented after spring training had began. See more »

Quotes

Norton: Hey Ross, why don't you just go sit on the bench? You're not getting this hit off of me. Deal with it!
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At the end of the credits there is a short clip of the Brewer's No. 4 hot dog dancing. See more »

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References The Natural (1984) See more »

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Call Me Super Bad
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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8 December 2005 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

If you like baseball, here is a good film for you. Bernie Mac is perfect in the title role as a Brewers baseball player with an ego the size of Milwaukee who retires just after he thinks he gets his 3000th hit, which he assumes will make him a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Many years and no induction later, he learns that three of the hits did not count, and he returns to the game to get those three hits. Mac does a good job and actually fleshes out the character, as his return helps him learn more about being a team player. I really liked this film when I saw it.

*** out of ****


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