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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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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$36,447,959 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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The episode of Britain's Got Talent (2009) portrayed in the movie is the audition of Susan Boyle, a plain-looking British housewife whose singing audition was the big surprise of the season. Boyle eventually ended up overall second in the contest. See more »

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The Worli Sea Link bridge is shown. It did not open until 2009 and construction wasn't completed until 2010. See more »

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Aash: My wife loves it when I have to take a cab home because I'm too intoxicated to drive.
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Features The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 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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Candid Reviews: Movie Review: MILLION DOLLAR ARM
9 May 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

CANDID REVIEWS: Million Dollar Arm Could have been So much More! Still good!

Woof! Once again, Hollywood reaches out to India! This time it's Sports. Well, Disney's new movie- the Million Dollar Arm had so much potential just could not lift the on screen drama to reach out to a movie lover's heart.

First Things First- Movie is good for a one time watch!

Secondly, could have been much better than Jerry Mcguire and Seabuscuit there there been Tom Cruise or Mark Wahlberg as the lead actor and Danny Boyle as Director.

The Story is about a Sports Agent, who is on the edge of losing big time on career! The Million Dollar Arm- an Idea to find Pitchers of Baseball (Read- Strong Throwing Arm), from a Cricket lover country-India!

Idea struck where people turned out in big numbers for the competition of fastest throwing arm. Two guys were finally selected who could throw the ball consistently over 80 miles/hour. The two guys were Dinesh (Slumdog Millionaire's Jamaal)and Rinku (Life Of Pie Fame).

The movie is filled with good actors except the lead actor Jon Hamm, everyone has acted good. Another letdown was the background music. Sorry A R Rehman, not quite there this time! Just because the movie is shot in India doesn't mean only Sitaar and Tabla is to be used. And also the Direction seemed average.

Apart from a few spark of brilliance in the movie, movie is average. But the feeling of an Indian being tested on American Soild, will fill your heart with emotions.

The Movie is about togetherness and belief. Movie is about the feeling that, business is run best when you commit to it and put your true heart into it!

Overall a good watch!

Going with a 6.5 Stars(on the generous side)!

Not Yours Just a Candid Reviewer

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