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Mr 3000 (2004)

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Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

Director:

Charles Stone III

Writers:

Eric Champnella (story), Keith Mitchell (story) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie Mac ... Stan Ross
Angela Bassett ... Maureen "Mo" Simmons
Michael Rispoli ... Boca
Brian White ... Rex 'T-Rex' Pennebaker (as Brian J. White)
Ian Anthony Dale ... Fukuda
Evan Jones ... Fryman
Amaury Nolasco ... Minadeo
Dondre Whitfield ... Skillet
Paul Sorvino ... Gus Panas
Earl Billings ... Lenny Koron
Chris Noth ... Schiembri
Neil Brown Jr. ... Clubhouse Assistant
Scott Martin Brooks Scott Martin Brooks ... Eddie Richling (as Scott Brooks)
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Big Horse Borelli
David Devey David Devey ... Cecil Gervis
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Storyline

Stan Ross was a baseball superstar who turned his back on the game years ago when he finally hit 3,000 hits. Years later, he's now a successful, self-made entrepreneur whose many businesses revolve around his title: Mr. 3000. But a clerical error has proven that Stan is just short three hits of his spectacular hit record. Now, with time on his side and the potential to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Stan must return back to the game and get back his title. But things have changed with age, and as Stan finds out, it's not too easy to get back into the game when he hasn't played for years, and he's nearing 50. Written by monkeykingma

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Taglines:

He's putting the "I" back in team. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. 3000 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,679,028, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:

$21,811,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,839,377
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film drew record crowds to Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Scenes were often shot between innings. See more »

Goofs

When Stan and Boca are sitting in the upper deck looking out at the field, before Stan's first game back, the mike can be seen at the top of the frame when the scene shifts to the front view. See more »

Quotes

Stan: Stan, you're going to be the best looking cat in the Hall of Fame, that's for dog gone sure.
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Crazy Credits

Without sports, this would have been a short film. See more »

Connections

References Pardon the Interruption (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

It Takes Two
Written by Robert Ginyard and James Brown
Performed by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
Courtesy of Profile Records/Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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Is that what I think it is??....Oh my! Laugh Out Loud Funny
14 September 2004 | by sparkliegurlSee all my reviews

After seeing the trailers, you hope for so much and hope that all the funny stuff isn't just in the trailer and that it will be funny. Then you hope you haven't over-shot it and get disappointed. This movie delivers! And is funnier than you will think, even from the premise and the trailers. Bernie Mac is perfect in this role; almost to the point where you think it may be type-casting...he's that good. The entire supporting cast is amazing too, and that is rare in a comedy. It's one that you have to watch a couple of times because you will miss bits and pieces in the theater as the laughter rolls over a few choice lines. The way it was shot and some of the surprises (like having some of the crew from the Best Damn Sports Show Period on the couch), also kept you into it. My expectations, although a bit high, were easily met and surpassed by this witty and wonderful movie. Oh, and the baseball references. There were enough to keep baseball enthusiasts interested, but not too many to go over the heads of most viewers. I had a good time watching it. That's rare in movies.


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