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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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From the producers of "Invincible" and "Miracle" See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The episode of Britain's Got Talent (2009) portrayed in the movie is Britain's Got Talent: 2009: Auditions 1 (2009), the audition of Susan Boyle, a plain-looking British woman whose singing audition was the big surprise of the season. Boyle eventually ended up overall second in the contest. 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

JB: [referring to Brenda] She's not my type.
Aash: Why, because she's not a model?
JB: Yeah, she's not a model.
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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 The Hills (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Thiraakaatha
Written and Performed by A.R. Rahman
Courtesy of Music Master Audio Video Manufacturing Company Private Limited
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feel good movie
15 May 2014 | by coolcleangreenSee all my reviews

went to an advanced screening with mom and we were laughing crying and cheering all over ourselves and with the other moviegoers in the theater. i mean, seriously we all clapped and jumped out of our seats. what a treat! the premise is simple: take a self-involved ambitious businessman and stick him with three talented but hungry baseball prospects and they end up changing each other for the better. plus, the cast is superb! Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton and Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal who play their real-life counterparts, wow just wow!

my family loves sports movies and my mother loves baseball movies in particular, so seeing this with her on mother's day was perfect. if you love baseball movies or know kids who love baseball (or any sports for that matter), Million Dollar Arm is a must-see feel good film. it's The Rookie meets Hoop Dreams.... go see it


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