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 »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie Mac ... Stan
Angela Bassett ... Mo
Michael Rispoli ... Boca
Brian White ... T-Rex (as Brian J. White)
Ian Anthony Dale ... Fukuda
Evan Jones ... Fryman
Amaury Nolasco ... Minadeo
Dondré T. Whitfield ... Skillett (as Dondre Whitfield)
Paul Sorvino ... Gus Panas
Earl Billings ... Lenny Koron
Chris Noth ... Schembri
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 ... 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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

In Stan's first game back, the announcer says "lets go to the top of the 3rd." The Brewers are batting, and they're the home team, so it should be the bottom of the 3rd inning. 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 Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983) See more »

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Turn Back the Hands of Time
Written by Jack Daniels, Bonnie Thompson
Performed by Tyrone Davis
Courtesy of Brunswick Records and June St. Entertainment
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr 3000 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,679,028, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:

$21,811,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,839,377
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1.85 : 1
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