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Million Dollar Arm

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, this sports drama from director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Thomas McCarthy follows the journey of an aging American sports agent (Jon Hamm) who attempts to save his failing business by traveling to India and recruiting a cricket pitcher to play in the Major Leagues. Fearing that the recruitment agency he owns with partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) is about to go bust, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) has a flash of inspiration while watching a game of Indian cricket on television: Why search for the next pitching sensation in America, where everyone else is looking, when you can find one in India? Convinced that he's onto something big, J.B. travels to Mumbai with a sharp-eyed veteran scout (Alan Arkin) and announces a nationwide contest to find India's best bowler (the pitcher in cricket). Dubbed the "Million Dollar Arm" competition, it quickly draws in 40,000 hopeful athletes in search of their big break. When 18-year-old finalists Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) come out on top, J.B. arranges for them to train under famed pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) until they're ready to join the big leagues. Although at first the two talented pitchers experience a serious case of culture shock, in time they begin to adjust to American customs, and their growing relationship with J.B. takes on a familial tone, offering the self-absorbed agent an important life lesson in the power of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

...pirate ship has berthed," he declared, happily taking on the responsibilities of fatherhood. He learned to coach schoolboy cricket and, when he was in a play, the curtain time was moved back to allow him part of the evenings at home with his son.O'Toole's...

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...attack humans. The hadeda prefers to probe and pluck worms and crickets from soft earth with its scythe-like beak. Its vaguely prehistoric...with curbing the population of the "Parktown Prawn," a king cricket named after a Johannesburg suburb that can creep or leap into...

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...What inspired Archbold - who was described by the snake store owner as "the life of the party" - to shovel handfuls of crickets, worms and cockroaches into his mouth?While eating bugs is normal in many parts of the world, the practice is taboo in...

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Around the District

...families and staff will receive a copy of this year's book, The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, to read together at home...school-wide shared reading experience. The grand finale will be A Cricket in Times Square Family Movie Night on February 23. Parent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2012-01-23/around-the-district
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Around the District

...families and staff will receive a copy of this year's book, The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, to read together at home...school-wide shared reading experience. The grand finale will be a Cricket in Times Square Family Movie Night on February 23. Parent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2012-01-30/around-the-district
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Around the District

...busy reading this year's One School One Book selection, The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. Students are participating...to promote the love of reading. The grand finale will be a Cricket in Times Square Family Movie Night on February 23. Mark your...

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Around the District

...Elementary, please call Mrs. Heath at 776-2600.Redoubt ElementaryThe grand finale of our One School One Book program will be a Cricket in Times Square Family Movie Night on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 PM in the gym. All Redoubt students and their families...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2012-02-20/around-the-district
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Cook Inlet Academy

...sixth-graders at CIA do not have entomophobia. That is, they're not afraid of insects. Instead they enjoy observing the nature of crickets and mill worms, including their body parts, eating habits and preferences for a dark-light or wet-dry environment. Students...

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Kenai Central High

...School's graduation. Photo by Joseph Robertia Though it cost him and his friends 10 hours of community service, turning 1,000 crickets loose on Kenai Central High School will always be Andy Knowles? favorite high school moment. Standing in his graduation...

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