Mr. 3000


1h 26m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Ten years ago, Stan Ross was a ballplayer blessed with one of the sweetest swings--and one of the worst attitudes--in the league. A man with big talent, a bigger mouth and even bigger ego, he was clealy on his way to becoming a legend. The day he batted his 3,000th hit, assuring him an eventual place in the Hall of Fame, Ross instantly quit the fame, leaving his teammates in the lurch. Never looking back, Ross began his 'Mr. 3000' shopping empire, fueling his self-satisfaction solely with that one magical number. But now, just as Ross is about to be voted at last into the Hall of Fame, an error is discovered--the man who thought he was 'Mr. 3000' is actually 'Mr. 2997.' Three hits shy of the landmark number, Ross has only one choice--get up off the couch, pick up the back and rejoin the Milwaukee Brewers for the most unlikely comeback sports has ever seen. Literally going back to first base, Ross has no idea what he's in for. Out of shape, over the hill and in deep denial, he quickly becomes a joke to the press, the bane of his teammates and a juicy story to Mo Simmons, the tough-minded reporter who once had a memorable fling with Ross back inthe day. But just as Ross thinks it's all about the numbers, he finally begins to see what really counts. Soon the cocky, self-absorbed, ego machine is trying a different tactic: discovering the fun of teamwork, ethics and even falling in love--as he learns the difference between a successful life and a meaninful one.

Film Details

Also Known As
3,000, 3000
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Jim Armstrong; Scott P Solan
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Ten years ago, Stan Ross was a ballplayer blessed with one of the sweetest swings--and one of the worst attitudes--in the league. A man with big talent, a bigger mouth and even bigger ego, he was clealy on his way to becoming a legend. The day he batted his 3,000th hit, assuring him an eventual place in the Hall of Fame, Ross instantly quit the fame, leaving his teammates in the lurch. Never looking back, Ross began his 'Mr. 3000' shopping empire, fueling his self-satisfaction solely with that one magical number. But now, just as Ross is about to be voted at last into the Hall of Fame, an error is discovered--the man who thought he was 'Mr. 3000' is actually 'Mr. 2997.' Three hits shy of the landmark number, Ross has only one choice--get up off the couch, pick up the back and rejoin the Milwaukee Brewers for the most unlikely comeback sports has ever seen. Literally going back to first base, Ross has no idea what he's in for. Out of shape, over the hill and in deep denial, he quickly becomes a joke to the press, the bane of his teammates and a juicy story to Mo Simmons, the tough-minded reporter who once had a memorable fling with Ross back inthe day. But just as Ross thinks it's all about the numbers, he finally begins to see what really counts. Soon the cocky, self-absorbed, ego machine is trying a different tactic: discovering the fun of teamwork, ethics and even falling in love--as he learns the difference between a successful life and a meaninful one.

Crew

Steve C. Aaron

Sound Mixer

Maher Ahmad

Production Designer

Nadia Aleyd

Casting Associate

Sylvester Allen

Song

Mac Alsfeld

Production Assistant

Meredith Apel

Assistant Editor

Jim Armstrong

Cable Operator

Tom Arnold

Other

Philip Bailey

Song

Gary Barber

Producer

Antonitta Barnes

Dresser

Rob Base

Song Performer

Lisa Beasley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Laura Behary

Assistant Editor

Bryan Belair

Construction Coordinator

Robert Bell

Song

Ronald Bell

Song

Henri Belolo

Song

Naomi Berman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Lark Bernini

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Susie Blanchard

Medic

Cadence Blaze

Song

Cadence Blaze

Song Performer

Geri Bleavings

Assistant

Mans Block

Song

Timothy M. Bourne

Executive Producer

Timothy M. Bourne

Unit Production Manager

Patricia Bowers

Assistant Editor

Donald Boyce

Song

Kevin Braun

Digital Effects Supervisor

George Brown

Song

Harold Brown

Song

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer

Michelle Lee Brown

Craft Service

Kim Bullard

Song

Nathan J. Busch

Hair

Kim Buttlar

Assistant

William Calhoun

Song

Chip Carey

Production Assistant

Robert Carlson

Assistant Camera

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

Ozzie Carmona

Digital Effects Artist

Jean Carn

Song Performer

Teressia Carter

Hair Stylist

Richard Cartwright

Photography

Eric Champnella

Story By

Eric Champnella

Screenplay

Dave Channing

Consultant

Jennifer Chantnicki

Background Painter

Marty Cherrix

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tom Chung

Accounting Assistant

Jerry Cohen

Song

John Colby

Song Performer

John Colby

Theme Music

Cy Coleman

Song

Keiann Collins

Dialogue Coach

Stephen M Corbin

Assistant Location Manager

Lanny Cordola

Song Performer

Lanny Cordola

Song

Dan Cornwall

Chief Lighting Technician

Erin Crackel

Assistant Editor

Jack Daniels

Song

Ron Darling

Other

John Darmour

Costumer

Aldrin Davis

Song

Karen Davis

Assistant Director

Lakwan Davis

Production Assistant

Tyrone Davis

Song Performer

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Robin Dean

Production Secretary

Michael Degtjarewsky

Digital Effects Artist

Rick Derby

Assistant Editor

Barry Despenza

Song

Morris Dickerson

Song

Roger Dorney

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ryan Dorney

Apprentice Editor

Bruce Dukov

Music Conductor

Lorenzo Dunn

Song

James Dupuy

Foreman

Martin Elfalan

Accounting Assistant

Mark Ellis

Coordinator

Lampton Enochs

Location Manager

Stephen E Ethier

Consultant

Derek Evans

Coproducer

Lisa Mae Fincannon

Casting

Chris Flynn

Digital Effects Artist

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

David J Fowler

Best Boy Electric

Walt Fowler

Original Music

Douglas Fox

Property Master

Joe Francis

3-D Artist

Germaine Franco

Assistant

Mark Freund

Visual Effects Supervisor

Marty Friedman

Song Performer

Marty Friedman

Song

Dan Fulton

Assistant Sound Editor

Nicole Gallardo

Accounting Assistant

Kenneth Gamble

Song

Peter Gammons

Other

Christian Gari

Song

Frank Gari

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Marvin Gaye

Song

Sari Gennis

3-D Animator

George Gervan

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Gervan

Rotoscope Animator

Stephen Gibson

Song

Lisa Gildehaus

Coordinator

Robert Ginyard

Song

Cecil Glenn

Song

Jonathan Glickman

Executive Producer

Corey Glover

Song

Gail Goldberg

Casting

Jerry Goldstein

Song

Austin Gorg

Art Director

Mick Gormaley

Music Editor

Howard M Gould

Screenplay

Laura Graham

Adr Supervisor

Gavin Greenaway

Music Conductor

Steven Greener

Executive Producer

Lakeba Griffith

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chuck Gueno

Driver

Rhonda Guthrie

Assistant Director

Veronica Hampton

Assistant Director

Brian Hanable

Digital Effects Artist

Reginald Hargis

Song

Tip Harris

Song

Tip Harris

Song Performer

Jeffrey B. Hartman

Coordinator

Gary Hatfield

Camera Operator

Charlie Haugk

Rights & Clearances

Maureen Healy

Digital Effects Artist

Mac Hedges

Production Assistant

Gregory D Hemstreet

Production Accountant

Heather Hilbert

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Erick Hjarpe

Song

Phillip Hoffman

Visual Effects

Miriam Holder Jacobs

Assistant

Margie Holowaty

Production Coordinator

Gustav Holst

Music

Leon Huff

Song

Shane Hurlbut

Other

Shane Hurlbut

Director Of Photography

Luther Ingram

Song

Stephanie A. Ito

Digital Effects Supervisor

China Iwata

Assistant Property Master

Timothy C Jackson

Construction Manager

Julianne Jamel

Assistant Location Manager

Jennifer Jeep

Production Assistant

Tony Jenzano

Video Playback

Tony Jenzano

Video

Ingrid Johnson

Production Coordinator

Trent Johnson

Colorist

Douglas Jones

Song

Douglas Jones

Song Performer

Leroy Jordan

Song

Brad Kalinoski

Digital Effects Artist

Kenn Kaye

Accounting Assistant

Patrick Keenan

Background Painter

Monroe Kelly

Art Director

Stacy Kelly

Makeup Artist

Callie Khouri

Other

Larry King

Other

Martin A Kloner

Assistant Editor

Anika Kohon

Assistant

Dan Korintus

Dialogue Editor

Tony Kornheiser

Other

David Krummel

Set Designer

Tom Lamb

Digital Effects Artist

Elizabeth Landers

Craft Service

Thomas W Landrum

Coach

Brian Langman

Sound Effects Editor

Jennifer Law-stump

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Lawrence

Song Performer

Diane Lederman

Set Decorator

Carolyn Leigh

Song

Jay Leno

Other

Michael Leone

Script Supervisor

Dan Lerner

Score Recording

Mark Lindauer

Sound Engineer

T.j. Lindgren

Music Engineer

Svante Loden

Song

Heather Magee

Assistant

Raymond Mansfield

Assistant

Frank Marshall

Executive Producer

Craig Mathieson

Digital Effects Artist

Dena Matranga

Costumer

Gene Mcfadden

Song Performer

Gene Mcfadden

Song

Caitlin Mckenna

Voice Casting

Ed Meeker

Song Performer

Mans Mernsten

Song

Nick Meyers

Music Editor

Robert Mickens

Song

Charles W Miller

Song

Rob Miller

Coach

Keith Mitchell

Story By

Keith Mitchell

Screenplay

Film Details

Also Known As
3,000, 3000
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Jim Armstrong; Scott P Solan
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 17, 2004

Released in United States on Video February 1, 2005

Project was previously in development at Walt Disney Pictures.

Previously set up at Paramount with Callie Khouri attached to direct. Picked up by Touchstone, with Charles Stone III taking the helm. Actor John Travolta was previously attached, and was replaced by Bernie Mac.

Released domestically through Touchstone and Dimension via Buena Vista Distribution, and internationally by Buena Vista and Dimension via Buena Vista Pictures International.

Kodak

Released in United States Fall September 17, 2004

Released in United States on Video February 1, 2005