PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Arliss Howard, who plays the owner of the Boston Red Sox, is the same actor to play the adult "Smalls" from "The Sandlot". Brad Pitt even gives the movie a nod when he mentions "the Great Bambino".
Billy Beane: Pete? It's Billy Beane.
Peter Brand: Wh-what time is it?
Billy Beane: I don't know. Pete, would you have drafted me in the first round?
Peter Brand: What?
Billy Beane: After we talked, you looked me up. Would you have drafted me in the first round?
Peter Brand: Yeah, I did. You-you were pretty good.
Billy Beane: Cut ...
One of the segments using real video from previous games shows the A's coming off the field and Carlos Pena coming in from first base. But this is shown in the film well after Pena was traded away.
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