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Disneyâ€™s MILLION DOLLAR ARM pitching contest offers a chance to win $1 Million!
Contestants Can Test Their Fastball Skills at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney WorldÂ®Resort in Florida or the Tribeca Family Festival in New York.
Nine Finalists Will Advance to the Final Contest Held at Disneyâ€™s â€œMillion Dollar Armâ€ World Premiere in Hollywood, California!
Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disneyâ€™s â€œMillion Dollar Arm,â€ an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.
Amateur baseball pitchersâ€”male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or olderâ€”are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney WorldÂ®Resort in Florida, DisneylandÂ® Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disneyâ€™s â€œMillion Dollar Armâ€Â in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.comâ€™s â€œMillion Dollar Armâ€ homepage at www.Disney.com/PitchingContest.
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things arenâ€™t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseballâ€™s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called â€œThe Million Dollar Arm.â€ With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from â€œSlumdog Millionaireâ€) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from â€œLife of Piâ€), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Disneyâ€™s drama â€œMillion Dollar Armâ€ stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell. The film will be release in the United States on May 16, 2014.
IN THEATERS MAY 16, 2014