Moneyball

Synopsis: Oakland A's GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.
Director(s): Bennett Miller
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 75 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
87
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
PG-13
Year:
2011
133 min
$75,605,492
Website
1,125 Views


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[CROWD CHEERING]

ANNOUNCER 1:

Ball one to Johnny Damon

and we are under way.

Damon has eight hits

in 18 at bats,

a double, a triple,

a couple of stolen bases.

He had four hits

in the series opener.

Strike.

[]

Down the right-field line,

fair off the bat of Damon.

It rolls by Spencer.

And Damon will coast into

second base with a leadoff double.

Into right-center field, broken bat,

it'll fall, a base hit.

They wave around Damon.

He will score.

And Jason Giambi delivers

with a run-scoring single

here in the opening inning.

And the Athletics

have taken that 1 -nothing lead.

MAN:

Go, come on, now. We gotta spin it.

CROWD [CHANTING]:

Let's go, Yankees!

Let's go, Yankees!

ANNOUNCER 1:

Bases loaded.

The Yankees have the tying run

at second, down 2-nothing.

The A's are kicking it and throwing it

all over the field.

And it might lead to their elimination

if they don't get it right in a hurry.

Hammered down the right-field line.

Justice!

The Yankees have taken the lead.

They're standing,

anticipating another trip

to the League

Championship Series.

The Yankees one out away.

ANNOUNCER 2:

Eric Byrnes, never with an

at bat in Yankee Stadium,

and they don't get

much bigger than this one.

Or more hectic when you're

up there trying to get a job done.

ANNOUNCER 1 [ON RADIO]:

And they're a strike away.

And they're roaring in the Bronx.

Losing the first two games at home

in the best-of-five series

and roar back to--

[RADIO CLICKS OFF]

[CROWD CHEERING ON RADIO]

ANNOUNCER 1:

The Yankees will defend their title.

[RADIO CLICKS OFF]

[FRED EBB & JOHN KANDER'S

"NEW YORK, NEW YORK"

PLAYING ON TV]

[TV TURNS OFF]

It's okay, Joe, you can leave it on.

I don't need to watch.

Joe, leave it on.

Okay.

ANNOUNCER 2 [ON RADIO]:

Imagine how bad it'd be

if you were a Yankee player

and didn't like the taste

of champagne.

Better ask to get traded.

You gotta give the Yankees--

--win the big game.

ANNOUNCER 1:

What a series that is

gonna be in the next...

[]

CALLER [ON RADIO]:

You know how many kids

are wearing Giambi's--?

You know, Oakland Giambi's jerseys

and hats and pictures and posters?

HOST:
Those same kids

will be booing in July when

the Yankees come here.

Is it Giambi that's stabbing the back

or the Pinstripes on the East Coast?

CALLER:

You can't blame them

for pilfering the henhouse.

The henhouse is there.

HOST:
I can't blame them?

They're offering $120 million

oer six years.

The Yankees have

deeper pockets and they're

willing to give him money.

They're pilfering our players.

It's like we're a farm system

for the New York Yankees.

How are the guys doing?

BILLY:
That was a killer.

That was a killer.

It's a tough one to swallow. It's...

They played great.

They played their hearts out.

They did. They played fantastic.

It just didn't fall our way.

You'll do better next year.

But we were close, though.

We were so close.

Right there.

Almost had it. You gotta

feel good about that.

I feel great about it.

I feel great about it.

Um...

We're not gonna do better

next year.

Why not?

Well, you know we're being gutted.

We're losing Giambi,

Damon, Isringhausen.

Done deal.

We're in trouble.

You'll find new guys.

You found Jason, you found Damon.

I need more money, Steve.

Billy.

I need more money.

We don't have any.

I can't compete against $120 million

with $38 million.

We're not gonna compete with

these teams that have big budgets.

We're gonna work

within the constraints we have,

and you're gonna do the best job

that you can recruiting new players.

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Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company. more…

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