Disney's Million Dollar Arm: Endless Pitching

The moral of Million Dollar Arm is that marketing comes first
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In Million Dollar Arm, Jon Hamm takes a turn in the now-familiar role of the sports dealmaker with his top button undone. Tom Cruise created the template with Jerry Maguire in 1996. Brad Pitt tried it on in Moneyball, and most recently, Kevin Costner gave it a go in Draft Day. The main requirements are barking commands into a cell phone, holding frank conversations with athletes, and soul searching behind the wheel of a car.

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