Moneyball

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Synopsis:
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane - with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) - develops a roster of misfits…and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.

 

Genre: Dramas
Director: Bennett Miller - Driector/Writer/Producer of 'The Cruise'
Theatrical Release: 2011
Rated: PG-13 (MPAA)
Length: 133 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: English

Synopsis:
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane - with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) - develops a roster of misfits…and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.

 

Bennett Miller's adaptation of Michael Lewis' non-fiction best seller MONEYBALL stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, a one-time phenom who flamed out in the big leagues and now works as the GM for the Oakland Athletics, a franchise that's about to lose their three best players to free agency. Because the team isn't in a financial position to spend as much as perennial favorites like the Yankees and the Red Sox, Beane realizes he needs to radically change how he evaluates what players can bring to the squad. After he meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an Ivy League economics major working as an executive assistant for scouting on another team, Beane realizes he's found the man who understands how to subvert the system of assessing players that's been in place for nearly a century. However, as the duo begin to acquire players that seem too old, injured, or inept to play major-league baseball, they face stiff resistance from both the A's longtime scouts and the team's manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who outright refuses to allow Beane's more-nontraditional acquisitions to play. MONEYBALL screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.;

Bennett Miller's adaptation of Michael Lewis' non-fiction best seller MONEYBALL stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, a one-time phenom who flamed out in the big leagues and now works as the GM for the Oakland Athletics, a franchise that's about to lose their three best players to free agency. Because the team isn't in a financial position to spend as much as perennial favorites like the Yankees and the Red Sox, Beane realizes he needs to radically change how he evaluates what players can bring to the squad. After he meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an Ivy League economics major working as an executive assistant for scouting on another team, Beane realizes he's found the man who understands how to subvert the system of assessing players that's been in place for nearly a century. However, as the duo begin to acquire players that seem too old, injured, or inept to play major-league baseball, they face stiff resistance from both the A's longtime scouts and the team's manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who outright refuses to allow Beane's more-nontraditional acquisitions to play. MONEYBALL screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.;

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Extra Info   Includes Digital Copy; UltraViolet
Wally Pfister - Director of photography
Aaron Sorkin - Screenwriter, A FEW GOOD MEN
Ron Bochar -
Bennett Miller - Driector/Writer/Producer of 'The Cruise'
Michael Lewis - Author
Stan Chervin -
Jonah Hill - Actor, ACCEPTED (2006)
Stephen Bishop - Actor
Dennis Liddiard -
Jean A. Black -
Nancy Haigh -
David M. Witz -
Ron Bochar -
Rhythm & Hues, Inc. - Computer animation and effects company
Rhythm & Hues, Inc. - Computer animation and effects company
David Giammarco -
Thomas Milano - Music Editor
Edward T. Hanley -
Garet Reilly Batchelor -
Yvette Stone -
Kevin Crehan -
Deb Adair - Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Robertson -
Diane Behrens -
Bob Costas - TV Sportscaster
Damon Farmar -
Takayo Fischer -
Arliss Howard - American Actor
Brent Jennings - Supporting Actor
Tim McCarver - Baseball Announcer/Player
Jack McGee - Actor/"Cool As Ice"
Ken Medlock -
Vyto Ruginis - Supporting Actor
Joe Satriani - Living legend Rock Guitarist
Nick Searcy -
Joyce Guy -
Ken Colquitt -
Reed Diamond - Actor in HOMICIDE
Eric Winzenreid -
Ken Rud?lph - American Actor, BLOOD, GUTS, BULLETS, AND OCTANE (1998)
Simon James -
Julie Wagner -
Chris Pratt - Actor, EVERWOOD
James Shanklin -
Jack Knight -
Tammy Blanchard - Actress, BELLA
George Thomas - Actor
Lisa Guerrero - Actress/executive producer
Blake Pike -
Gary Johnson - Actor in TWEEK CITY
Kerris Dorsey -
John Cole -
Patrick Riley - Baseball Umpire
Ari Zagaris -
Keith Middlebrook -
Casey Bond -
Nick Porrazzo -
Reed Thompson -
Derrin Ebert -
Miguel Mendoza - Actor
Adrian Bellani -
Tom Gamboa -
Barry Moss - Actor
Artie Harris -
Bob Bishop -
George Vranau -
Phil Pote -
Art Ortiz -
Royce Clayton - Baseball
Marvin Horn -
Brent Dohling -
Christopher Dehau Lee -
Greg Papa -
Glen Kuiper -
Joe Provost -
Jake Wilson -
Robert P. Macaluso -
Michael Gillespie - Actor
Chad Kreuter -
Robert Ninfo -
Corey Vanderhook -
Melvin Perdue -
Jonathan Stein - Actor
Madeleine G. Hall -
Holly Pitrago -
Ken Korach -
Richard Padilla -
Ed Montague -
Phil Benson - Actor
Box Office
09/23/2011
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his one is the shrewdest take on the game since Ron Shelton's BULL DURHAM and it has appeal that reaches beyond the ballpark."
Los Angeles Times
09/30/2011
"[T]houghtful and entertaining....Starring Brad Pitt in top movie star form, it's a film that's impressive and surprising."
Entertainment Weekly
09/30/2011
"As an actor, Brad Pitt has aged like a fine wine. In MONEYBALL, he's in classic, game-on movie-star mode..." -- Grade: A-
Wall Street Journal
10/28/2011
"[A] deeply American film about a uniquely American sport in which a principled guy takes on the moneyed titans because he can't stand the unfairness of what they're doing to the game he still loves."
Total Film
12/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Y]ou'll be surprised how hard it grips....Miller essays a restraint that benefits the human moments weaved between the ballpark wheeling and dealing."
Washington Post
09/23/2011
4 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t rounds all the bases with grace, modesty and a surfeit of heart."

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