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Money Ball the movie

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MankyJimy, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Preview actually looks pretty good. How much of the real story will they change to make it more dramatic? I don't think audiences will want to watch 2 hours of Scott Hatteberg wearing down pitchers by drawing walks.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    The buzz at TIFF has been pretty positive.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It would be fitting if Bruce Willis played Scott Hatteberg. Willis hasn't done that big a hero turn in a long time
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    If Brad Pitt doesn't live in his mom's basement and carry a slide rule, it's not an accurate depiction.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    And in a return to his villain roots, John Lithgow plays Joe Morgan
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Who's playing Bill Conlin?
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I was going to have Lithgow play Conlin, but I thought Morgan would be better comedy
  8. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I saw it last night and didn't like it all that much. I thought it was a bit on the boring side and the drama was contrived (I heard at least two people leaving the theater say words to the effect of "but they didn't win the World Series.). I enjoyed the book and I think the story would have made for an excellent documentary, but I didn't think it worked as a movie. Maybe it's because I knew too much about the whole thing. I'm definitely curious to hear what other people think about it - both people who are familiar with the story and those that aren't. I thought Brad Pitt did a good job and that Philip Seymour Hoffman (and his large stomach) was a good Art Howe.
  9. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    Philip Seymour Hoffman has got to be the creepiest actor in Hollywood. Even more so than William Fichtner. Besides, why is Hoffman playing Art Howe? There is a more than 20-year age difference.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Figure Seth Rogen for Jeremy Giambi, but who played Jetes?
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Emmanuel Lewis
  12. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Is Jetes portrayed in the movie?
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