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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

 -  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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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Sometimes to win, you have to change the game. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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

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16 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Un golpe de talento  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$39,955,572 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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Trivia

During the scene at Popo's House Party, a USC Trojans football helmet can be seen in Popo's room. Rey Maualuga, wo portays Popo, played football at USC. See more »

Goofs

The "Star Trek" t-shirt Brenda wears in one scene wasn't yet available in 2008. See more »

Quotes

JB: [on phone] How fast do they pitch in cricket?
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JB: Fine, bowl. How fast do they bowl in cricket?
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The end credits feature photos of the real people the film is based on. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Million Dollar Dream
Written by A.R. Rahman and Iggy Azalea
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Iggy Azalea and Sukhwinder Singh
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Predictable story but still a lovely movie!
22 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

OK, I admit that you could probably predict the course of the movie just from seeing the trailer. However, this movie makes you forget about its predictability. The acting was superb, you really feel for the characters and what they are going through. You want them to succeed and surpass the adversities. With that being said, this movie will make you laugh, cry, and smile. It's just one of those feel good movies. In fact, the entire theatre audibly laughed and cheered on the boys. This is the first time I've ever seen a theatre audience so engaged in a movie. I recommend this movie for everyone. If you're looking for a feel good, charming movie, this is it!


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