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Mr 3000 (2004)

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Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

Director:

Charles Stone III

Writers:

Eric Champnella (story), Keith Mitchell (story) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie Mac ... Stan Ross
Angela Bassett ... Maureen "Mo" Simmons
Michael Rispoli ... Boca
Brian White ... Rex 'T-Rex' Pennebaker (as Brian J. White)
Ian Anthony Dale ... Fukuda
Evan Jones ... Fryman
Amaury Nolasco ... Minadeo
Dondre Whitfield ... Skillet
Paul Sorvino ... Gus Panas
Earl Billings ... Lenny Koron
Chris Noth ... Schiembri
Neil Brown Jr. ... Clubhouse Assistant
Scott Martin Brooks Scott Martin Brooks ... Eddie Richling (as Scott Brooks)
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Big Horse Borelli
David Devey David Devey ... Cecil Gervis
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Storyline

Stan Ross was a baseball superstar who turned his back on the game years ago when he finally hit 3,000 hits. Years later, he's now a successful, self-made entrepreneur whose many businesses revolve around his title: Mr. 3000. But a clerical error has proven that Stan is just short three hits of his spectacular hit record. Now, with time on his side and the potential to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Stan must return back to the game and get back his title. But things have changed with age, and as Stan finds out, it's not too easy to get back into the game when he hasn't played for years, and he's nearing 50. Written by monkeykingma

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Hits theaters everywhere. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. 3000 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,679,028, 19 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,800,302, 19 December 2004
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the players on the Brewers are named Dylan and Pennebaker, which must be an homage to the director and subject of the rock documentary 'Don't Look Back'. See more »

Goofs

Right after the Ice Cream song scene, a montage of baseball clips is set to Rob Base's song 'It Takes Two'. During the montage, the Brewers are shown playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Brewers are in the 3rd base dugout, while the Cubs are in the 1st base dugout. The Cubs dugout is actually the 3rd base dugout; any visiting team is in the 1st base dugout. See more »

Quotes

Stan: Pitch to me!
Norton: Reach out there and get it.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there is a short clip of the Brewer's No. 4 hot dog dancing. See more »

Connections

References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Shining Star
Written by Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn (as Lorenzo Dunn)
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Bernie Mac hits a triple
20 March 2007 | by spgorelickSee all my reviews

I love movies and I love watching sports. Not surprisingly, I really enjoy sports movies. Good ones. This is a very good one.

Bernie Mac, as the ragingly ego maniacal baseball star Stan Ross, accomplishes the near impossible. He makes us despise his character, then pity him, and finally adore him. He is completely comfortable in the role, and commands the screen with almost shocking ease.

The movie doesn't go for a home run, and therein lies much of its strength. This isn't "The Natural." The director and writer are content to tell a straightforward but very entertaining story with a good message for athletes of all ages. "Mr. 3000" is funny and ultimately quite touching, and the ending is both surprising and fitting.

My kids enjoyed the movie as much as I did. So count this as three "thumbs up" for a Hollywood movie with a little bit of heart.


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