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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 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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He's putting the "I" back in team. 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While filming, fans were invited to be extras in the movie. See more »

Goofs

One of the Astros pitchers is wearing #49, which in reality is retired for pitcher Larry Dierker. See more »

Quotes

Norton: Hey Ross, why don't you just go sit on the bench? You're not getting this hit off of me. Deal with 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

Features Baseball Bugs (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect Yourself
Written by Luther Ingram, Mack Rice
Performed by The Staple Singers
Courtesy of Stax Records/Fantasy, Inc.
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The Most Entertaining Moment in Milwaukee Brewers History
12 March 2005 | by ryan_kuhnSee all my reviews

Bernie Mac plays a spoiled baseball player who does not like the media, does not respect the fans, and has no use for his teammates in the movie Mr. 3000. Is he playing, perhaps, a cartoon of a present day super star, perhaps one who plays left field in San Francisco? Regardless, Mr. 3000 is one of the hundreds of baseball movies that have come down the pike, and like most baseball movies, the super stars are jerks and everyone else on the team are just there to fill the background. This is not to say the movie is not entertaining, it does have several amusing moments and the baseball action is perhaps the most realistic in a movie, it is just that the movie does not break much new ground. Bernic Mac plays Stan Ross, an egotistical super star who retires the same night he gets his 3000th hit, the traditional statistic that gets a player into the Hall of Fame. However, because of the bridges he burned with the media, Ross cannot get into the Hall of Fame, and to make matters worst, it is found out that Ross didn't get 3000 hits, rather 2997 hits. So Ross needs to come out of retirement, not an easy task for a player out of the league for 9 years. Fat and out of shape, Ross beings his comeback. While not popular with the media, he is popular with the fans, as seen in perhaps the funniest scene of the movie where an old middle relief pitcher who still hates Ross is the only player who would volunteer to introduce him at his number retirement ceremony, and this popularity with the fans motivates the Brewers' owner (Chris Noth) to let the old player be apart of the team. The humor comes from Mac's natural charm an his ability to ham it up when playing the self-absorbing ball player. Sure there are certain sports formulas throughout the movie, but it is still entertaining enough to warrant a view, if for nothing else but to see Bernie Mac do what he does, or to see the very nice looking Angela Bassett as an ESPN reporter. Baseball fans will notice a few things that could upset them (how many times do the Brewers and Astros play?), but a nice touch was how good the on-field action looks and all of those sports talking heads play a part in this movie. Even a nit-picking sports fan enjoyed Mr. 3000.


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