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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.

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... JB
... Amit (Deepesh Solanki)
... Rinku
... Dinesh
... Aash
... Vivek
... Brenda
... Ray
... Tom House
... Doug
... Theresa
... Chang
Rey Maualuga ... Popo
... Lisette
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 »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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

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16 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Un golpe de talento  »

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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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Cricketer spin bowlers have often traveled to America to work with curveball pitchers. They develop and hone their finger techniques to extract as much spin out of the ball as possible. See more »

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The Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge is shown in Mumbai. It did not open until 2009 and construction wasn't completed until 2010. See more »

Quotes

JB: [referring to Cricket] It looks like an insane asylum opened up and all the inmates were allowed to play.
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The CGI Disney castle opening has Indian music instead of the usual "When you wish upon a star" refrain. See more »

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Features The Pride of the Yankees (1942) See more »

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Spreading The Word
Written, Produced and Performed by A.R. Rahman
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All I can say is that this film makes me proud to be an Indian!
22 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Regardless of how people say the film was a Disney Film, predictable, etc, unaware of this true story, all I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the film. Being an Indian student in America, the film connected me to my culture in India. The background music, the sentiment, and the portrayal of Indian traditions made me feel nostalgic of how I miss my home back in India. All I can say is that watching this movie made me feel like I was in India enjoying this experience with Rinku and Dinesh! The music was excellent. AR Rahman killing it as usual! Suraj Sharma has a bright acting future and Amit looked very cute. Excellent film! Go India!


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