Moneyball

Moneyball

DVD - 2012
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"The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players"--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012].
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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jacinthabrown
Jul 13, 2017

A pioneering general manager in the cutthroat world of baseball is lambasted by the naysayers as he takes a bold step trying to even the score with the richer teams. A novel approach thanks to his number-crunching sidekick means a smarter, more sophisticated way of identifying talent and horsetrading players to piece together a winning team. The underlying moral of the story is that the world is too quick to write off a person who doesn't fit the mold and it takes someone truly unique to see the diamond in the rough. Pull up a seat, break out the popcorn and "just enjoy the show".

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GJLR
May 04, 2017

A good show for this baseball fan. Always wanted to see the movie and it did not disappoint, although it comes down to a cheap franchise that doesn't want to pay for free agents and Beane (Pitt) is left to dumpster dive for players.....with the movie trying to create a Rocky type underdog against the big money teams like the Yankees.

Baseball stats such as on base percentage are big in Moneyball.

Beane staying to be near his daughter is the bigger storyline.

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hammer59
May 27, 2016

Extremely interesting and entertaining. Solid story, good acting.

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tkarlin
Jul 24, 2015

Since we're in the middle of baseball season, you might not be able to tear yourself away from the games to watch this, but put it on your 'to watch' list! A bittersweet movie about how the manager of the Oakland A's used a new system of baseball statistics - dubbed sabermetrics - to create an affordable yet winning team. There's a local tie-in that makes the movie even more fun for Lawrencians to watch.

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dianempl
Feb 08, 2015

Good movie, good acting, was a total surprise that it was soooo good. Totally enjoyed it

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larryseattle
Oct 09, 2014

The best math movie since A Beautiful Mind and the best baseball movie since The Bad News Bears.

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smichal
Mar 23, 2014

It was ok. I don't like sports or Brad Pitt or Jonah Hill and the movie is over 2 hours long! Hard to believe that the old way of hiring new players was based on whether they and their wives were attractive, more than their statistics. I fast forwarded thru a lot of boring moments.

dollfacecrafter Mar 12, 2014

I wasn't really that interested in watching this even though I like Brad Pitt for the most part and I like baseball, a friend recommended that I watch this, since we just saw The Wolf of Wall Street and I though Jonah Hill has come along way since SuperBad........anyways I ended up liking this movie, the acting was great all around, to the baseball players (David Justice, whoa! hot!) and Brad, Jonah & PSH, all did a great job. great ending.

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Palomino
Jan 30, 2014

I don't like sports, but I liked the movie. It's not a party movie, it's pretty slow and about character.

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pokano
Nov 25, 2013

Not a great movie, although the acting was fine. The person you'll fall in love with is Billy Beane's little girl. I was offended by the way the movie treated the 20th game in the A's winning streak: you would have thought the survival of humanity was at stake, and I'm a huge baseball fan and season ticket holder. Maybe I didn't like this movie because although I see the value of sabremetrics, I don't think it's the end all, be all. How can Beane say defense doesn't count? Tell me how many World Series he's won at Oakland!

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sky123
Apr 18, 2013

John: And every time that happens, whether it's the government or a way of doing business or whatever it is, the people are holding the reins, have their hands on the switch. They will bet you're crazy. I mean, anybody who's not building a team right and rebuilding it using your model, they're dinosaurs. They'll be sittin' on their ass on the sofa in October, watch the Boston Red Sox win the world series.

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sky123
Apr 18, 2013

John: For forty one million, you built a playoff team. You lost Damon, Giambi, Isringhausen, Pena and you won more games without them than you did with them. You won the exact same number of games that the Yankee's won, but the Yankee's spent one point four million per win and you paid two hundred and sixty thousand. I know you've taken it in the teeth out there, but the first guy through the wall. It always gets bloody, always. It's the threat and not just the way of doing business, but in their minds it's threatening the game. But really what it's threatening is their livelihoods, it's threatening their jobs, it's threatening the way that they do things.

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sky123
Apr 18, 2013

Billy Beane: Baseball hates him.
John: I know. Baseball...baseball kinda hated me and all. One of the great things about money is that it buys a lot of things. One of which is the luxury to disregard what baseball like, doesn't like, what baseball think, doesn't think.

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