Million Dollar Arm Movie

Sometimes to win, you have to change the game.

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Who's Involved:

Craig Gillespie, Lake Bell, Tom McCarthy, Madhur Mittal, Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Joe Roth, Suraj Sharma, Aasif Mandvi, Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi, Mitch Glazer, Allyn Rachel

Release Date:

Friday, May 16, 2014 Nationwide

mild language and some suggestive content
Runtime: 2 hrs, 4 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Million Dollar Arm: Cast List

... J.B. Bernstein

Transformers One, Top Gun: Maverick  

... Rinku

Life of Pi, Happy Death Day 2U  

Get Smart, Going in Style  

... Aash Shah

The Magician's Elephant, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank  


... Tom House

Term Life, Haywire  

The Secret Life of Pets 2, Mother Couch  

... Dinesh

Slumdog Millionaire  

Who's making Million Dollar Arm: Crew List

A look at the Million Dollar Arm behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Craig Gillespie last directed Dumb Money and Cruella. The film's writer Mitch Glazer last wrote Rock The Kasbah and Passion Play.


Mark Ciardi
Gordon Gray
Joe Roth

Production: What we know about Million Dollar Arm?

Key Facts

  1. A.R. Rahman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) is scoring the film.
  2. 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.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2013 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2013 - June: The film was set to Production  status.

    Principal photography has begun on locations in India, Georgia and Los Angeles.

  3. 2012 - May: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Plan to shoot in the fall of 2012

  4. 2009 - November: The film was set to Development  status.

Million Dollar Arm Release Date: When was the film released?

Million Dollar Arm was a Nationwide release in 2014 on Friday, May 16, 2014. There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Godzilla, Wolf Creek 2 and A Night in Old Mexico.

Million Dollar Arm DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Million Dollar Arm was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 .

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