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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

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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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Lisette
Jaspaul Sandhu ...
Grumpy Guy
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Storyline

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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From the producers of "Invincible" and "Miracle" 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)  »

Also Known As:

Un golpe de talento  »

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Box Office

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,511,000, 18 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,447,959, 15 August 2014
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Trivia

The episode of Britain's Got Talent (2009) portrayed in the movie is Britain's Got Talent: 2009: Auditions 1 (2009), the audition of Susan Boyle, a plain-looking British woman whose singing audition was the big surprise of the season. Boyle eventually ended up overall second in the contest. See more »

Goofs

JB says that India has a population of 1.8 billion, when in fact it's a much lower 1.2 billion. See more »

Quotes

JB: [referring to Brenda] She's not my type.
Aash: Why, because she's not a model?
JB: Yeah, she's not a model.
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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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Bridge Procession
Written, Produced and Performed by A.R. Rahman
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A Feel Good Movie That Will Have You Smiling When You Leave
22 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

In a spate of recent sports themed movies, all of which were good, I have to say I consider this one the best. Toss together some baseball history, an excellent script, terrific casting, great acting, a bit of the squalor, beauty and toe-tapping music of India and Viola! You end up with a good film. To try and single out one single actor in this film I liked the most or was most impressed with is impossible. Every one was amazing. You don't need to be a baseball fan or even know that much about the game to appreciate this picture. I and my companion (who is about as far from a sports-minded person as you could find) for the viewing were both thrilled with this one. When the people coming out of the opposite door at the end of the picture smile and say, "Good movie, wasn't it?" You know you've seen a good movie. There are some I want to see again….this is one.


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