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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)
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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

Bill Paxton plays Tom House who not only consulted on the film, but was a real Major League pitcher and coach. House is known for two things in his career: as a coach with the Texas Rangers, he helped Nolan Ryan through the end of his Hall of Fame career. As a young pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, he was in the bullpen when Hank Aaron his the home run that broke Babe Ruth's all-time career home run record. House is seen on film catching Aaron's ball, and is then seen at home plate fighting his way through a crowd of people to present Aaron with the ball after he has jogged the bases. See more »

Goofs

A Chase Bank branch is seen in the background in the second scene of the movie. Washington Mutual was not converted Chase in California until 2009. See more »

Quotes

Tom House: [Seeing Dinesh's "flamingo" pitching stance] We might have to tweak that a little.
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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 »

Soundtracks

We Could Be Kings
Written, Produced and Performed by KT Tunstall (as KT Tunstall) and A.R. Rahman
KT Tunstall appears courtesy of Virgin EMI Records
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Predictable story but still a lovely movie!
22 May 2014 | by Mel MelSee all my reviews

OK, I admit that you could probably predict the course of the movie just from seeing the trailer. However, this movie makes you forget about its predictability. The acting was superb, you really feel for the characters and what they are going through. You want them to succeed and surpass the adversities. With that being said, this movie will make you laugh, cry, and smile. It's just one of those feel good movies. In fact, the entire theatre audibly laughed and cheered on the boys. This is the first time I've ever seen a theatre audience so engaged in a movie. I recommend this movie for everyone. If you're looking for a feel good, charming movie, this is it!


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