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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.

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Tom McCarthy (screenplay) (as Thomas McCarthy)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... JB
Pitobash ... Amit (Deepesh Solanki)
Suraj Sharma ... Rinku
Madhur Mittal ... Dinesh
Aasif Mandvi ... Aash
Darshan Jariwala ... Vivek
Lake Bell ... Brenda
Alan Arkin ... Ray
Bill Paxton ... Tom House
Gregory Alan Williams ... Doug
Allyn Rachel ... Theresa
Tzi Ma ... Chang
Rey Maualuga Rey Maualuga ... Popo
Bar Paly ... Lisette
Jaspaul Sandhu Jaspaul Sandhu ... Grumpy Guy
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Storyline

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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Sometimes to win, you have to change the game. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

16 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un golpe de talento See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,511,000, 18 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,447,959, 15 August 2014
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, Dinesh Patel's father is a truck driver, while in real life it was Rinku Singh's father. See more »

Goofs

When the pizza delivery guy arrives on J.B.'s doorstep with the pizza, he is carrying it in the current green, white and red Papa John's boxes which show a man with numerous pizza ingredients (2010-present), but the film is set in 2008, and at the time, the Papa John's pizza boxes were brown with green bordering, and in red, showed individual pictures of the ingredients. See more »

Quotes

Aash: My wife loves it when I have to take a cab home because I'm too intoxicated to drive.
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Crazy Credits

The CGI Disney castle opening has Indian music instead of the usual "When you wish upon a star" refrain. See more »

Connections

Features Britain's Got Talent: 2009: Auditions 1 (2009) See more »

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Spreading The Word
Written, Produced and Performed by A.R. Rahman
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Not Bad, Not Bad
26 May 2014 | by lansdenrsSee all my reviews

Actually a very effective movie. It's got some great performances along with a great script. Its funny at times and keeps you entertained At times though moments are stretched and it is very predictable. Hamm gives a good strong performance and Arkin just cracked me up! It's not the best movie in the world but its worth giving a look. I think down the road it will be looked at as very underrated and it has a reason. The reason is that this movie is how a movie should be, a funny, smart, family drama with good performances and leaves you with a feel good mood after exiting the theater. Its appropriate for all audiences And sometimes thats all a movie needs.


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