Million Dollar Arm
- 124 min
- Directed by: Craig Gillespie
- Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin
- UK release: 29 August 2014
JB Bernstein (Hamm) is a struggling sports agent in Major League Baseball who has the idea of harnessing the fast-bowling skills of cricketers. Based on a true story, this is an uninspired triumph-of-the-underdogs dramedy with little to offer anyone who isn't besotted with baseball, cricket or the leading man.
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Rating PG I Running Time 92 mins I USA I 2014
Directed by Craig GillespieI Starring Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin
Sporting drama based on a true story of a sports agent who travels to India to find his next big star. JB Bernstein is struggling to scout new baseball talent onto his books when he has a sudden breakthrough; realising that cricket is a very similar game to baseball, he books a flight to India to see what the kids on the street have to offer. Setting up a national competition called ‘The Million Dollar Arm', hundreds of people flock to audition for the mysterious American. Can the winning boys, who have never before left their native country, fulfil their dreams?
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Reviews & features
Million Dollar Arm26 Aug 2014
Jon Hamm stars in a bland, predictable baseball drama based on a true-life tale
The many admirers of Jon Hamm's work in the iconic television show Mad Men may feel like they could watch him in anything; Disney’s two-hour plus biopic of a sports agent offers a tough test of that. Hamm's charm works well playing a debonair scoundrel…
Jon Hamm sweated like a pig in India15 May 2014
Jon Hamm found filming in India a "challenge" because of the heat. The 'Mad Men' star was shooting new Disney movie 'Million Dollar Arm' with Boston Legal's' Lake Bell but struggled to cope with filming under the summer sun with temperatures topping…
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