Million Dollar Arm (Plus Bonus Features)

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7.02 h 21 min2014X-RayPG
JB Bernstein's career rests with finding a cricket pitcher in India.
Directors
Craig Gillespie
Starring
Jon HammAasif MandviBill Paxton
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Suraj SharmaLake BellAlan ArkinMadhur MittalPitobashTzi Ma
Producers
Mark CiardiGordon GrayJoe Roth
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1990 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Robert I. HedgesReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I Love This Movie, And That's Saying Something!
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Nobody is more surprised than I am by how much I loved "Million Dollar Arm". I was predisposed otherwise as I am neither a baseball nor a Disney fan, but I was completely won over by the charm of the film and its themes of triumphs over personal challenges. Jon Hamm is perfect as struggling sports agent J. B. Bernstein, who stages a contest in India to find Major League Baseball's next two star pitchers. What he finds are two cricket players who deal with homesickness, language, and cultural barriers but persevere in the face of daunting odds and heaps of skepticism. My personal favorite cast member here is grumpy old scout Ray, played to absolute perfection by Alan Arkin.

Based on a true story, this is a fantastic movie: it's entertaining, funny, and poignant; and if you like baseball, it's got that too! The DVD comes with a great extra called "Training Camp" about preparing actors Suraj Sharma (as Rinku) and Madhur Mittal (as Dinesh) to be pitchers for the movie. I highly recommend this film for everyone.
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MercuryReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Baseballs greatest asset talent.
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Investing in a Major League Baseball player should be a sure bet. Unless of course you're a agent who can't get started. This quirky film depicts all the aspects of what an underqualified sports agent should know to sign a player or grow a player for the major leagues and more. Major League Baseball has seen this before but with young rookie American born players who are in the draft or minor leagues. What the majors haven't seen is two up and coming players from India trying to make it in the American major leagues brought forward by a sports agent looking for publicity in one of the strangest moves to get someone signed with a major league baseball contract I have seen. But the film works on so many levels it a great start point from the Indian prospective, about empowerment and two absolute beginners can shine in a tough competitive sport that is usually reserved for the top athletes of America, funny, entertaining, enlightening, recommended.
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LDReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Is it a Great Movie, no. Is it a very Good and Interesting movie, yes.
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For some reason I love to watch movies about sports and or sports' figures. So with that in mind I can honestly tell you it will hold your interest, and especially since it is based on a true story. As I rarely if ever watch sports or go to sporting events I knew nothing about these baseball players from India so I was intrigued by the story and the events. I think anyone would enjoy this movie and I have seen it a couple of times......LD
NeetishReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie! A must watch to everyone out there...
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Being an Indian and living in the United States, I am surprised and feel proud after watching this movie. Surprised to know that the movie is based on a real-life story of 2 youngsters from India. Coming from a village in India with NO knowledge about the game, I feel proud of what they achieved in there life. They are lucky to meet J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) who came like an angel in their life and turned it upside down. We need more people like Jon Hamm in this world.
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ScottReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A super story
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One of my favorite modern Disney movies of all time. What a great story, sure a bit far-fetched, but that is what makes a great Disney movie, right? You will laugh, shake your head, and pretty much get every other emotion as you venture through this story. The acting is superbly done and in the end you will find yourself wanting to watch it again and again.
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Edith GaylordReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
We liked it so much that we bought the DVD and ...
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We've been anxiously waiting to see this movie after first hearing about the story. My husband read the book, too.

he book is by far more detailed than the movie, per my husband, but the movie is still captivating and very well scripted. It moves quickly, doesn't have any slow spots, is humorous and heart-warming.

We liked it so much that we bought the DVD and have watched it several times since getting it. Remember to watch the credits, as you'll see pictures of the real boys from India throughout.

If you like this movie, I strongly recommend you also watch the movie Moneyball with Brad Pitt. I'm not saying that just because it's also about baseball…but because the story also follows someone who's between a rock and a hard place and comes out a winner.
5 people found this helpful
David C BonnerReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I will no longer purchase from any company selling on Amazon. Amazon, Apple, Twitter, Facebook are monopolistic and support digital social engineering. I cannot support companies who are against free speech (liberal or conservative) and deploy digital social engineering tactics. The product was great. Purchase it through another vender other than Amazon.
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J. E. NelsonReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Two of Baseball's Firsts!
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Baseball is my youngest granddaughter's only passion. I'd never heard of this film. I checked it out first to be sure it was age-appropriate for her. It is. She's eleven. It's not about the Detroit Tigers, her crush team, but it's based on real life, two guys who overturned tradition to play baseball in America. Great story.
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