Million Dollar Arm
Drama | English and Hindi with English subtitles | 124 minutes
In a final effort to save his career, sports agent, J.B. Bernstein, comes to the realization that cricket players in India have the skills to be great baseball players. He travels to India and he conducts a competition to find cricket players with the most potential. The competition measures the speed and accuracy of the pitch made by each contestant. J.B. calls it the search for the “Million Dollar Arm.” Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel win the competition. When J.B. returns to America with his two potential stars, he realizes they do not speak English or understand American ways. And, while adjusting to their new country, Rinku and Dinesh must also learn the fundamentals of baseball. With the support of his neighbor, Brenda, J.B. inculcates in Rinku and Dinesh, the necessary skills, teamwork, and discipline necessary to become professional baseball players. A true story, Rinku and Dinesh are signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates, J.B.’s career is revived, and he and Brenda get married and raise a family, possibly future baseball stars.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 65%
- Metacritic Score: 56
- Heartland Film Festival: Winner, Truly Moving Picture Award
- Teen Choice Awards: Nominated, Best Movie Drama; Best Movie Actor (Jon Hamm)
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Dutifully covering all the requisite inspirational sports bases, yet still managing to throw a few curves into the mix, MILLION DOLLAR ARM assuredly hits a home run.”
This sharp, slickly produced addition to the Disney sports movie canon works as both a stirring underdog tale and as a revealing look at the expanding global footprint of the American sports-entertainment machine.
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