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
Six years prior to the film's release, the Milwaukee Brewers switched from the American League to the National League and the team's main rival in the film, the Houston Astros would switch from the National League to the American League nine years after the film's release. See more »
When Stan and Boca are sitting in the upper deck looking out at the field, before Stan's first game back, the mike can be seen at the top of the frame when the scene shifts to the front view. See more »
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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At the end of the credits there is a short clip of the Brewer's No. 4 hot dog dancing. See more »
If you like baseball, here is a good film for you. Bernie Mac is perfect in the title role as a Brewers baseball player with an ego the size of Milwaukee who retires just after he thinks he gets his 3000th hit, which he assumes will make him a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Many years and no induction later, he learns that three of the hits did not count, and he returns to the game to get those three hits. Mac does a good job and actually fleshes out the character, as his return helps him learn more about being a team player. I really liked this film when I saw it.
*** out of ****
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