Million Dollar Arm (film)

Million Dollar Arm (film) In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein 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, he discovers Dinesh and Rinku, 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, learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment, and what it means to be a family. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Released on May 16, 2014, after a May 15 release in Greece. Stars Jon Hamm (JB Bernstein), Alan Arkin (Ray Poitevint), Madhur Mittal (Dinesh), Suraj Sharma (Rinku), Lake Bell (Brenda), Bill Paxton (Tom House). 124 min. Filmed in Atlanta and Kennesaw, Georgia, and in India, in widescreen Scope.