A down-on-his-luck sports agent (Jon Hamm) takes a long shot to save his scouting career. He goes to India to recruit some fast-throwing cricket players with the hope of turning them into Major League Baseball quality pitchers. When he returns with two candidates (Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma) he ends up with more responsibility than career potential.
Why Is Million Dollar Arm Rated PG?
Million Dollar Arm is rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content.
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Violence: Characters argue briefly.
Sexual Content: A man makes some sexual comments. Sexual activity is implied between several characters. Some embracing and kissing is shown.
Language: The script contains infrequent scatological slang, terms of Deity, mild profanities, curses and some sexual innuendo.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink on several occasions at home, in a bar and in social settings. Some characters inadvertently get drunk at a house party.
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Release Date: 7 October 2014
Million Dollar Arm releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following bonus features:
- Training Camp: Actors Suraj Sharma and Madhur Mittal faced the same daunting challenge that their characters Rinku and Dinesh did—learning how to pitch a baseball.
- Their Story: The real JB Bernstein, Rinku and Dinesh explore the legacy of the Million Dollar Arm contest and its impact on the lives and aspirations of children in India... and their own lives as well.
- Million Dollar Music by A.R. Rahman: The Oscar-winning composer (for Best Original Score, Slumdog Millionaire, 2008) talks about creating music that encompasses two worlds—India and the U.S.
- Alternate Ending, Outtakes, and Deleted Scenes