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Million Dollar Arm
Million Dollar Arm
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Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren't going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called "The Million Dollar Arm." With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India — the boys, who have never left their rural villages — are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash , Tzi Ma, Darshan Jariwala, Greg Alan Williams, Allyn Rachel, Rey Maualuga, Bar Paly, Jaspaul Sandhu, Kuldeep Rajput, Vivek Pandkar, Pawan Chopra, Ruturaj Shinde, Zaki Tayeb Ali Kazi, Chirag Sethi, Cryus Sahukar, Lata Shukla, Harrish Chandra, Brooke Jaye Taylor, Brett Zimmerman, Andrew Benator, Joshua Mikel, Hunter Burke, Suehyla El-Attar, Ravi Naidu, Al Sapienza, Mike Pniewski, Shane Callahan, Jason Vail, Yashwant Joshi, Anand Kumar, Autumn Dial, Gabriela Lopez, Chirag Sonawane, Dev Modi, Anthony Renaud, Anthony P. Voorhees, Adam Benz, Steve Levy, Karl Ravech, Curt Schilling, Barry Larkin, Robert Royston, Gissette E. Valentin, Lakelyn Foutch, Tierra Brown, Sora Connor, Kelsey Lack, Carson Marie Seeley, Chesney Matthews, Danielle Heverin, Jessica Peralta, Taylor Morgan, Aeshea Patel, Karishna Naina Sharma, Tom Verducci, Bob Nightengale, Ken Rosenthal, Jeff Passan, Jayson Stark, Scott Miller, Scott Ciardi, Vasi Vangelos, Tom Weider, Fred North
© 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Pleasant to a fault, Million Dollar Arm is a middle-of-the-plate pitch that coasts on Jon Hamm's considerable charm without adding any truly original curves to Disney's inspirational sports formula.
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Common Sense Says
Feel-good sports dramedy is a fine pick for tweens.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of an independent sports agent (Jon Hamm) and his business partner, who came up with an idea to attract Indian athletes to try out for the chance to become Major League Baseball pitchers. It's a typical feel-good sports flick but is much more appropriate for tweens than the majority of movies in the genre. There's little language (infrequent insults like "jerk," "stupid") and no violence, but there are some references to the main character's sex life, including a few kisses and a morning-after scene that's referred to euphemistically a few times as him "spending the night." Characters who aren't used to drinking overdo it at a party and end up getting sick as a result. Young viewers will learn a bit about Indian culture, geography, the popular sport of cricket, and -- of course -- America's favorite pastime, baseball.
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- Release Date:May 16, 2014
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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