Million Dollar Arm Movie

Sometimes to win, you have to change the game.

Million Dollar Arm movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, May 16, 2014 (Nationwide)

mild language and some suggestive content

Runtime: 2 hrs, 4 m
Language: English

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

"Top Gun: Maverick" , "Keeping Up with the Joneses"  

... Rinku

"Life of Pi" , "Happy Death Day 2U"  

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" , "Bee Movie"  

... Aash Shah

"The Internship" , "Dark Horse"  


... Tom House

"Titanic" , "Edge of Tomorrow"  

"Over Her Dead Body" , "The Secret Life of Pets"  

... 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 I, Tonya and The Finest Hours. The film's writer Mitch Glazer last wrote Rock The Kasbah and Passion Play.


Mark Ciardi
Gordon Gray
Joe Roth

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures (Formerly In Talks)

Mayhem Pictures

Roth Films

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. November 2013: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2013: The film was in Production status.
  3. Principal photography has begun on locations in India, Georgia and Los Angeles.

  4. May 2012: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Plan to shoot in the fall of 2012

  6. November 2009: The film was in Development status.

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

Million Dollar Arm was released in 2014 on Friday, May 16, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Godzilla, Wolf Creek 2 and The Immigrant.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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