Mr. 3000

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Overview

Directed by Charles Stone III, Mr. 3000 revolves around over-the-hill baseball star Stan Ross Bernie Mac, who retired after making what he thought was his 3,000th base hit for the Milwaukee Brewers i.e. the exact amount of hits it takes to qualify for the Hall of Fame. Though he shocked his teammates by quitting in the middle of the game, certain that his Hall of Fame position was in the bag, complications arise when he discovers that three of his hits during his ten-year career had been disqualified. Known as ...
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Overview

Directed by Charles Stone III, Mr. 3000 revolves around over-the-hill baseball star Stan Ross Bernie Mac, who retired after making what he thought was his 3,000th base hit for the Milwaukee Brewers i.e. the exact amount of hits it takes to qualify for the Hall of Fame. Though he shocked his teammates by quitting in the middle of the game, certain that his Hall of Fame position was in the bag, complications arise when he discovers that three of his hits during his ten-year career had been disqualified. Known as Mr. 3000, the 47-year-old, out-of-shape ball player returns to the game intending to stay only as long as it takes to get the hits he needs, but something unexpected happens along the way -- he rediscovers his love for the game, and begins to serve as a mentor to one of the younger players. Mr. 3000 features Angela Bassett, Paul Sorvino, Michael Rispoli, and Evan Jones in supporting roles. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Mr. 3000 is a sports comedy that could have tripped up on every cliché in the book but instead finds new ways to tell a very familiar story. The most appealing aspect of the story is the natural the character arc for Bernie Mac's Stan Ross. He stars as a self-absorbed athlete with star-power and ends up learning how to sacrifice himself for others -- without really abandoning his egocentric nature. He is a believable 21st century sports star who learns to be a better person, not a different person. The supporting characters are all well thought out and played -- particularly the silent manager played by the normally verbose Paul Sorvino. You know he is going to say something at some point, and when he does it still turns out to be a pleasant surprise. Bernie Mac can be physically imposing onscreen, but in Angela Bassett he finds a partner with just as much of a physical presence. They are an enjoyable pair -- their physicality helps sell the sexual relationship they used to have (and that they rekindle). The baseball footage all feels natural, most especially an excellent sequence early in the film involving a pitcher who throws one high and inside on Ross. Director Charles Stone III manages to stay totally within the bounds of the genre, but his editing skills and his ability to shape likable characters allow him to achieve a first-rate entry in the genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2005
  • UPC: 786936242973
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bernie Mac Stan Ross
Angela Bassett , Mo Simmons
Brian J. White T-Rex Pennebaker,
Michael Rispoli Boca,
Ian Anthony Dale Fukuda
Evan Jones Fryman,
Amaury Nolasco Fryman
Dondre Whitfield Skillett,
Paul Sorvino Gus Panas, Coach Gus Panas
Earl Billings Lenny Koron
Chris Noth General Manager Shembri,
Tom Arnold
Ron Darling
Larry King
Tony Kornheiser
John Salley
Stuart Scott
Michael Wilbon
Jay Leno
Chris Rose
Peter Gammons
Technical Credits
Charles Stone III Director
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Maher Ahmad Production Designer
Gary Barber Producer
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Timothy M. Bourne Executive Producer
Eric Champnella Original Story, Screenwriter
Derek Evans Co-producer
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Gail Goldberg Casting
Austin Gorg Art Director
Howard Michael Gould Screenwriter
Steve Greener Executive Producer
Shane Hurlbut Cinematographer
Monroe Kelly Art Director
David W. Krummel Set Decoration/Design
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Keith Mitchell Original Story, Screenwriter
Bill Pankow Editor
Salvador Perez Costumes/Costume Designer
Adele Plauche Set Decoration/Design
John Powell Score Composer
Vernon Reid Musical Direction/Supervision
Marcia Ross Casting
Doug Torres Asst. Director
Maggie Wilde Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Bernie does it again

    crazy funny, must see for the family!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay for 1 viewing

    This movie is just cookie cutter drivel. It's just too easy to know the end from the very beginning and for that reason alone I have to rate this movie only 2 stars. 2 stars because it did have a few funny moments but only enough to leave you wanting more.

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