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A TRUE STORY OF FINDING THE AMERICAN DREAM . . .
India is a country with more than one billion people, a fanatical
national cricket obsession, and exactly zero talent scouts. There,
superstar sports agent J. B. Bernstein knew that he could find the
Yao Ming of baseball- someone with a strong arm and enough raw
talent to pitch in the major leagues. Almost no one in India is
familiar with the game, but Bernstein had heard enough coaches
swear that if you gave them a guy who throws a hundred miles an
hour, they could teach him how to pitch. So in 2007, Bernstein flew
to Mumbai with a radar gun and a plan to find his diamond in the
rough. His idea was The Million Dollar Arm, a reality
television competition with a huge cash prize and a chance to
become the first native of India to sign a contract with an
American major-league team.
The result is a humorous and inspiring story about three guys
transformed: Bernstein, the consummate bachelor and shrewd
businessman, and Dinesh and Rinku, the two young men from small
farming villages whom he brought home to California. Million
Dollar Arm is a timeless reflection on baseball and the
American dream, as well as a tale of victory over incredible odds.
But, above all, it's about the limitless possibilities inside every
one of us.