Million Dollar Arm

Synopsis: In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have.
Director(s): Craig Gillespie
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min


It's a simple fact

that not everyone is destined

to claim their page in the history books.

But a lot of people

are willing to pay for a piece of it.

Pope, you are about to break

the NFL single-season sack record,

and when you do, you deserve

to cash in, plain and simple.

That's where Seven Figures

Management comes in.

We make sure that when you reach

a career milestone like that,

that you are rewarded

for that achievement,

in short, that you get paid very well.

Now, my question to you, Popo, is...

Will you let me help you do that?

- That was perfect.

- Yeah?

Yes, that was amazing.

He's here, JB.

- What? He's early.

- He's still here.

Okay, time to go. Let's do this.

Knock him dead, partner.

That's where Seven Figures

Management comes in.

We make sure that when you reach

a milestone like that in your career,

that you are rewarded

for that achievement.

So my question to you

is very simple, Popo.

Will you let me help you do that?

Yeah, I will.

Well, that is...

That is good news, Popo.

Why are we wasting time in here?

Let me go get your paperwork started,

and then I'll introduce you

to your new team.


Oh. Just one more thing, JB.

Name it.

I'm gonna need a

million-dollar signing bonus.

- What?

- You know, like, a million in cash.

Up front.

Oh... Okay, Popo...

I can't do that.

I mean, that just doesn't happen.

- I mean, no one can do that.

- Procorp can.

Paul Carter, please.

Paul, hey. JB Bernstein.

I'm great. Thank you.


No, the reason I'm calling is

'cause I wanted to let you know that I

can't get you that check this week.

No. No, no, no.

We still want the office space.

Uh, just a couple more months.

I didn't even know

he was talking to Procorp.

Well, they got to him.

Yeah, you know, what they're

doing is completely unethical, okay?

We've been grooming the guy for six

months. I mean, six months. Come on.

And then, poof, he's gone.

They bought him?

Speak of the devil.

I hate them so much.

We just need another play.

We don't have another play, okay?

They just bought our play.

And we can't compete with them.

They're too big.

You want to go back? Huh?

You wanna work at the Death Star?

No, I don't wanna work at the Death Star.

I hated the Death Star.

I wanna work for us,

I wanna work for you, but, look,

come on, this is not really working.

Yet. It's not working yet.

Come on. May I remind you, please,

that we had some very good clients.

Emmitt Smith,

Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin.

Okay. May I remind you

that they are all retired.

My point is simply that we did it before,

we can do it again.

That's how this works.

We just have to hold it together.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome

the Los Angeles Clippers!

I feel sick. Can we go?

How about that

baseball owner you know?

- What was his name?

- William Chang.

Big money guy out of San Francisco

looking for

investment opportunities in Asia.

Except we don't have anything in Asia.

Maybe we should find something.

Think about Yao Ming.

That dude's worth a hundred million

in Chinese endorsements.

We just need to find our Yao.

Okay. When it comes to China,

we are late to the party. China's tapped.

- Fine, Taiwan.

- Tapped.

- South Korea.

- Tapped.

North Korea.

Great. I'll set up a meeting.

All right. Well, then, this.

What if we go young?

- Mmm-hmm.

- Find some kid, develop the talent.

Get in on the ground floor.

Mmm. Hey, the Red Sox

just signed an 8-year-old.

All right.

Maybe we hang out at maternity wards.

Yeah, last time I did that,

I came home with twins.

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