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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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Jaspaul Sandhu ...
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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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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)  »

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Un golpe de talento  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,511,000 (USA) (18 May 2014)

Gross:

$36,447,959 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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Cricketer spin bowlers have often traveled to America to work with curveball pitchers. They develop and hone their finger techniques to extract as much spin out of the ball as possible. See more »

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

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JB: [referring to Cricket] It looks like an insane asylum opened up and all the inmates were allowed to play.
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The CGI Disney castle opening has Indian music instead of the usual "When you wish upon a star" refrain. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Million Dollar Arm (2014) See more »

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Katrina
Written by Peter Sivo
Performed by El Toque Latino Orchestra
Courtesy of Aperture Music
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A Feel Good Movie That Will Have You Smiling When You Leave
22 May 2014 | by (United States) – 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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