• Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Million Dollar Arm

Release Date: May 16th, 2014

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2014

PG |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) plans to find baseball's next star pitcher. He heads to India to find a cricket player whom he can nurture into a major league star. With the help of a scout (Alan Arkin), J.B. finds teens Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), who haven't a clue about baseball but throw powerful pitches. As the boys adjust to American life, J.B. learns valuable lessons about teamwork and family.

Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash , Alan Arkin

Director: Craig Gillespie

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Mayhem Pictures, Roth Films

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Pursuit, House, 2010s, Charming, Transformation, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    This “based on a true story” underdog tale is infectiously determined to make you fall in love with it, like a mangy dog that plops its head in your lap and gazes adoringly at you until you scratch it behind the ears. Eventually, you give in and scratch. And then you wash your hands. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie is grimly efficient on its own terms, a string of ever more naked calculations. But it looks like a business school opened up and all the marketing grads were allowed to start their own studio. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Credit a rock solid turn by lead Jon Hamm that doesn’t shy away from revealing a darker underbelly to his underdog character, as well as a keenly-observed script by Tom McCarthy and deft direction by Craig Gillespie for the rewarding changeup. show more

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