In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn ... more
Release DateU.S.Million Dollar Arm was released on
Friday, May 16, 2014 Nationwide Release
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Rating MPAAPG for mild language and some suggestive content
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In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) 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 “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (played by 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.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the true story of Jeff Bernstein and his discovery of the two Indian teens Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who are now signed to major league baseball contracts.
- A.R. Rahman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) is scoring the film.
Also Known As
- Untitled Jeff Bernstein Baseball Project
- May 2013: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
- May 2013: India