Moneyball


2h 13m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story of Billy Beane - once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild his team and compete with a third of their payroll. Driven to win, Billy takes on the system by challenging the fundamental tenants of the game. He looks outside of baseball, to the dismissed theories of Bill James, and hires Peter Brand, a brainy, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist. Together they take on conventional wisdom with a willingness to reexamine everything and armed with computer driven statistical analysis long ignored by the baseball establishment. They reach imagination-defying conclusions and go after players overlooked and dismissed by the rest of baseball for being too odd, too old, too injured or too much trouble, but who all have key skills that are universally undervalued. As Billy and Peter forge forward, their new methods and roster of misfits rile the old guard, the media, the fans, and their own field manager, who refuses to cooperate. Ultimately this experiment will lead not only to a change in the way the game is played, but to an outcome that would leave Billy with a new understanding that transcends the game and delivers him to a new place.

Film Details

Also Known As
Moneyball - Die Kunst zu gewinnen, Moneyball - L'art de gagner, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, stratège
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Drama
Sports
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Oakland, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Billy Beane - once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild his team and compete with a third of their payroll. Driven to win, Billy takes on the system by challenging the fundamental tenants of the game. He looks outside of baseball, to the dismissed theories of Bill James, and hires Peter Brand, a brainy, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist. Together they take on conventional wisdom with a willingness to reexamine everything and armed with computer driven statistical analysis long ignored by the baseball establishment. They reach imagination-defying conclusions and go after players overlooked and dismissed by the rest of baseball for being too odd, too old, too injured or too much trouble, but who all have key skills that are universally undervalued. As Billy and Peter forge forward, their new methods and roster of misfits rile the old guard, the media, the fans, and their own field manager, who refuses to cooperate. Ultimately this experiment will lead not only to a change in the way the game is played, but to an outcome that would leave Billy with a new understanding that transcends the game and delivers him to a new place.

Crew

Deb Adair

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jessica Albertson

Costumer

H. Leah Amir

Craft Service

Eric Andrusyszyn

Compositor

Diana Argos

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Arnold

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Kunal Ayer

Special Effects

Michael Backauskas

Visual Effects Editor

Myron Baker

Costumer

Mark Bakshi

Executive Producer

Craig Bauer

Assistant Camera

Michael J. Benavente

Adr Editor

Bridget Bergman

Makeup Artist

Charles Bible

Foreman

Jean Black

Makeup Artist

Duncan Blickenstaff

Music

Bobby Bloom

Song

Christine Bloomingdale

Studio Teacher

Ron Bochar

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ron Bochar

Supervising Sound Editor

Steve Bowen

Colorist

Jerome Brailey

Song

David Brame

Production Assistant

Ranjani Brow

Looping Coordinator

Raymond Joseph Brown

Song

Thomas E Brown

Painter

Dave Buehrle

Assistant Production Coordinator

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jonathan Cain

Song

Anita Cannella

Foley Artist

Steven Cardwell

Assistant

Steve Carter

Digital Artist

Lam Ngai Charm

Background Artist

Steve Charnow

Best Boy Electric

Stan Chervin

Story By

Elizabeth Chodar

Casting Assistant

S Todd Christensen

Location Manager

George Clinton Jr.

Song

Bootsy Collins

Song

Ritchie Cordell

Song

Hank Corwin

Editor

Kevin Crehan

Music Editor

Mychael Danna

Song

Mychael Danna

Music

Michael De Luca

Producer

Gary Deaton

Construction Coordinator

Eric Dehaven

Digital Artist

Richard Denson

Transportation Co-Captain

Kristen Detwiler

Assistant

Debra Dietrich

Hair Stylist

Robert Dingle

Transportation Captain

Nicholas Dodd

Music

Teri E. Dorman

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Rachel Drews

Visual Effects

Mike Drury

Assistant

Fred Ebb

Song

Charles Ehrlinger

Dolly Grip

Richard Enders

Matchmove Artist

Anders Ericson

Special Effects

Heidi Erl

Production Supervisor

Maureen Farley

Property Master

Rod Farley

Best Boy Grip

Miranda Fernando

Song

Michael J Fisher

Coordinator

Beau Foster

Production Assistant

Hasani Franke

Production Assistant

Mike Frevert

Background Artist

Whitney Fromholtz

Assistant

Jeremy Galindo

Song

Johannes Gamble

Main Title Design

Bertha Garcia

Background Artist

Ray Garcia

Key Grip

Bo Gentry

Song

David Giammarco

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Marty Gibbons

Foreman

Carmine Goglia

Painter

Jess Gonchor

Production Designer

Kathrine Gordon

Hair

Melinda Sue Gordon

Still Photographer

Mat Greenleaf

Apprentice Editor

Lauren Grey

Casting Associate

Jeff Gross

Foley Mixer

Christopher Grun

Art Director

Brad Haehnel

Music Scoring Mixer

Matthew Haggerty

Production Assistant

Nancy Haigh

Set Decorator

Edward T. Hanley

Key Costumer

Mustafa Harris

Production Assistant

Logan Hefflefinger

Editor

James Hegedus

Illustrator

Jessica Held

Assistant

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Wendy Hoffmann

Looping Coordinator

Michael J Hogan

Video Assist/Playback

Brad Holtzman

Costumer

Greg Hooper

Set Designer

Rachel Horovitz

Producer

Angie Howard

Visual Effects

Jeff Hubbard

Production Assistant

Billy Idol

Song Performer

Yukiko Ishiwata

Digital Artist

Robin Jaffe

Associate Producer

Tommy James

Song

Jimmy Jewell

Digital Effects Artist

Sharon Johnson

Compositor

Tish Johnson

Production Accountant

Kelsey Joseph

Production Assistant

John Kander

Song

Amy Kane

Foley Artist

Andrew Karsch

Executive Producer

David Kaufmann

Advisor

Francis Scott Key

Song

Nazia Khan

Assistant

Sam Kim

Compositor

Sidney Kimmel

Executive Producer

Christopher Royal King

Song

Gene Kozicki

Digital Artist

Lenka Kripac

Song

Ajay Ashok Kunikullaya

Background Artist

John Lacy

Rigging Gaffer

Mike Lamanna

Advisor

Kim Larsen

Assistant Property Master

Victoria Leskin

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Lewis

Source Material

Dennis Liddiard

Makeup Artist

Michael Liv

Compositor

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Sharon Lopez

Production Coordinator

Melissa Lytle

Assistant Sound Editor

Kasia Walicka Maimone

Costume Designer

Francine Maisler

Casting Director

Casey Mako

Assistant Director

Divya Manasa

Matchmove Artist

Charles B Maynes

Sound Effects Editor

Robert Mccann

Key Rigging Grip

Charles H Mcintyre

Rigging Gaffer

Joshua Mehr

Assistant

Daniel Mejia

Compositing Supervisor

Thomas Milano

Music Editor

Andrew Miller

Song

Cheree Miller

Art Department Coordinator

Jacob Motz

Assistant

Nicole Mumey

Production Secretary

Travis Nelson

Compositor

Jon Nicholson

On-Set Dresser

Blake Nickle

Digital Effects

Gary Nolin

Visual Effects Producer

Ed Novick

Sound Mixer

Conor O'neill

Editor

Kyle "snappy" Oliver

Assistant Location Manager

Edwina Ooi

Background Artist

Promit Pattnaik

Matchmove Artist

David Pearlberg

Dolly Grip

Desiree De La Peña

Production Assistant

Francisco X Perez

Makeup

Steve Perry

Song

Mark A Peterson

Costume Supervisor

Wally Pfister

Other

Wally Pfister

Director Of Photography

Wally Pfister

Dp/Cinematographer

Alissa Phillips

Coproducer

Blake Pike

Rigging Grip

Jaikumar Pillay

Special Effects

Brad Pitt

Producer

Joe Porciello

Advisor

Kunal Prabhu

Background Artist

Rajesh Putta

Matchmove Artist

Bart Rachmil

Assistant Editor

Bobby Ravanshenas

Assistant

Jason Reeves

Song

Garet Reilly

Key Costumer

Sharron Reynolds

Script Supervisor

Brad Ricker

Art Director

Matthew Riutta

Assistant Location Manager

Edwin Rivera

Visual Effects Supervisor

Chef Robert

Caterer

Scott Andrew Robertson

Assistant Director

David Robinson

Visual Effects Producer

Scott Rudin

Executive Producer

Abhay Sagar

Visual Effects

P Scott Sakamoto

Camera Operator

Chingkhei Sapam

Special Effects

Joe Satriani

Other

Joe Satriani

Song Performer

Steven M Saylor

Set Designer

Janine Schiro

Accounting Assistant

Neal Schon

Song

Solange Schwalbe

Foley Editor

Elizabeth W Scott

Executive Producer

Srinidhi Seshadri

Matchmove Artist

Jamie Seyberth

Assistant Sound Editor

Mike Shaheen

Video Playback

Phil Shanahan

Assistant Camera

Gloria Cohen Shomo

Digital Artist

Rob Simonsen

Music

John Stafford Smith

Song

Mark Soraparu

Assistant

Aaron Sorkin

Screenplay

Jonas Spaccarotelli

Assistant Director

Steven Spaccarotelli

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Moneyball - Die Kunst zu gewinnen, Moneyball - L'art de gagner, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, stratège
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Drama
Sports
Release Date
2011
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Oakland, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States Fall September 23, 2011

Re-released in United States Winter December 2, 2011

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2012

Based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" written by Michael Lewis and published by W.W. Norton & Company May 10, 2003.

Demetri Martin was previously attached for the role of Paul DePodesta (later changed to Peter Brand).

David Frankel was previously attached to direct.

Wide Release in United States Fall September 23, 2011

The character of Peter Brand, played by Jonah Hill, is based on former Oakland A's executive Paul DePodesta, who petitioned to have his name removed from the film.

Project was due to begin principal photography on June 22, 2009. Columbia Pictures placed the project on hold, citing problems with the most recent draft of the script. Steven Soderbergh is no longer involved with the project.

Re-released in United States Winter December 2, 2011 (1000+)

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2012