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    ‘Million Dollar Arm’ details search for Indian prospects

‘Million Dollar Arm’ details search for Indian prospects

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA – Exiting the theater after viewing “Million Dollar Arm,” MAS had a strange urge to break out in song — in this case, “It’s a Small World,” the melody they play on the Disneyland kiddie ride of the same name.

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‘Million Dollar Arm’ Is Nothing Short of a Home Run

Since the debut of its trailer in December 2013, Million Dollar Arm, produced by Walt Disney Studios, has shaken the world of cinema by its roots, speeding its way onto our television screens like a scuffed baseball launched at a blazing 95 miles an hour.

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    ‘Million Dollar Arm’s’ real stars make wild pitch pay off

‘Million Dollar Arm’s’ real stars make wild pitch pay off

All was normal on Hollywood Boulevard last week — or as normal as it gets, anyway — save for a strip of AstroTurf and a pitching mound that had been erected in the middle of the street.

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    Will Million Dollar Arm help spur growth of baseball in India?

Will Million Dollar Arm help spur growth of baseball in India?

The Ganges, an ancient conduit for Himalayan snow melt and Hindu reincarnation, is so sacred that people go there to die..

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The Aftermath of Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’

The Disney film, about the search for an Indian baseball star through a reality TV show, is based on a true story. So what happened to the contest after the first season?

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True finale of ‘Million Dollar Arm’ yet to be penned

PITTSBURGH — Behind him was batting practice, one of the many daily big league rituals he yearns to one day call his own.

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    How two boys from rural India became an inspiration for Hollywood

How two boys from rural India became an inspiration for Hollywood

Until 2008, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel had not seen a baseball, let alone play the sport. They barely spoke any English and their only dream was to get a job in the security forces (army or Black Cat Commandos) to support their families.

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Disney Hits a Home Run with ‘Million Dollar Arm’

The story of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Kumar Patel, two 18-year-old Indian kids plucked from obscurity to train for a tryout in American Major League Baseball, created headlines here and in India in 2007.

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‘Million Dollar Arm’ dares India to dream

We met six years ago, two innocent teenagers who had no idea how to drink from a water fountain, flabbergasted it took only a phone call to deliver pizza to the front door.

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    Could ‘Million Dollar Arm’ help Indians dare to dream of baseball?

Could ‘Million Dollar Arm’ help Indians dare to dream of baseball?

A film opens, and people dream.

Often they dream about money, big box-office numbers that would justify a studio’s investment.

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