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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  16 May 2014 (USA)
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A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darshan Jariwalla ...
Vivek (as Darshan Jariwala)
Rey Maualuga ...
Jaspaul Sandhu ...
Grumpy Guy


In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un golpe de talento  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,515,659 (USA) (16 May 2014)


$36,447,959 (USA) (15 August 2014)

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2.39 : 1
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At Popo's house party, a USC Trojans football helmet can be seen in Popo's room. Rey Maualuga, who portrays Popo, played football at USC. See more »


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Not Bad, Not Bad
26 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Actually a very effective movie. It's got some great performances along with a great script. Its funny at times and keeps you entertained At times though moments are stretched and it is very predictable. Hamm gives a good strong performance and Arkin just cracked me up! It's not the best movie in the world but its worth giving a look. I think down the road it will be looked at as very underrated and it has a reason. The reason is that this movie is how a movie should be, a funny, smart, family drama with good performances and leaves you with a feel good mood after exiting the theater. Its appropriate for all audiences And sometimes thats all a movie needs.

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