Moneyball

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Billy Beane: Brad Pitt
  • Peter Brand: Jonah Hill
  • Art Howe: Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Scott Hatteberg: Chris Pratt
  • Sharon: Robin Wright
  • David Justice: Stephen Bishop
  • Mark Shapiro: Reed Diamond
  • Ron Washington: Brent Jennings
  • Grady Fuson: Ken Medlock
  • Elizabeth Hatteberg: Tammy Blanchard
  • Alán (uncredited): Spike Jonze
  • John Poloni: Jack McGee
  • Pittaro: Vyto Ruginis
  • Matt Keough: Nick Searcy
  • Ron Hopkins: Glenn Morshower
  • Chad Bradford: Casey Bond
  • Jeremy Giambi: Nick Porrazzo
  • Casey Beane: Kerris Dorsey
  • John Henry: Arliss Howard
  • Young Billy: Reed Thompson
  • Billy’s Dad: James Shanklin
  • Billy’s Mom: Diane Behrens
  • Suzanne – Billy’s Secretary: Takayo Fischer
  • Mike Magnante: Derrin Ebert
  • Ricardo Rincon: Miguel Mendoza
  • Carlos Peña: Gerardo Celasco
  • Scout Martinez: Tom Gamboa
  • Scout Barry: Barry Moss
  • Scout Artie: Artie Harris
  • Scout Bob: Bob Bishop
  • Scout George: George Vranau
  • Scout Pote: Phil Pote
  • Eric Chavez: Art Ortiz
  • Miguel Tejada: Royce Clayton
  • Terrence Long: Marvin Horn
  • Mark Ellis: Brent Dohling
  • Reporter: Ken Rudulph
  • Reporter: Lisa Guerrero
  • Eric Kubota: Christopher Dehau Lee
  • Self: Joe Satriani
  • Voos: Simon James
  • Game Announcer (voice): Greg Papa
  • Sports Announcer (voice): Bob Costas
  • Sports Announcer (voice): Tim McCarver
  • Call-In Radio Host (voice): Eddie Frierson
  • Oakland A’s Announcer (voice): Glen Kuiper
  • Oakland A’s Security Guard: Joe Provost
  • Young Jongewaard: John Brantley Cole
  • Sabatini: Jake Wilson
  • Coach Bob: Robert P. Macaluso
  • Coach Parker: Keith Middlebrook
  • Shapiro’s Advisor: Damon Farmar
  • Ken Macha: Michael Gillespie
  • Rick Peterson: Chad Kreuter
  • John: Blake Pike
  • Eric Byrnes: Robert Ninfo
  • Jermaine Dye: Gary ‘G. Thang’ Johnson
  • Ramon Hernandez: Corey Vanderhook
  • Ray Durham: Melvin Perdue
  • Jim Mercir: Ari Zagaris
  • Seymour: Jon Stein
  • Hattebergs’ Daughter: Madeleine G. Hall
  • Shapiro’s Assistant: Holly Pitrago
  • Radio Color Commentator (voice): Ken Korach
  • Clubhouse Reporter: Julie Wagner
  • Clubhouse Reporter: Ken Colquitt
  • PR Guy: Eric Winzenried
  • Umpire – Game 20: Richard Padilla
  • Umpire – Indians: Ed Montague
  • Umpire – 1984: Jack Knight
  • Umpire – 1989: Patrick Riley
  • 1st Base Umpire: Phil Benson
  • Flight Attendant: Joyce Guy
  • Security Guard #2: George Thomas
  • A’s Fan (uncredited): John Lobato

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Brad Pitt
  • Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • Director of Photography: Wally Pfister
  • Casting: Francine Maisler
  • Screenplay: Steven Zaillian
  • Executive Producer: Scott Rudin
  • Additional Editorial Assistant: Hank Corwin
  • Producer: Michael De Luca
  • Production Design: Jess Gonchor
  • Director: Bennett Miller
  • Original Music Composer: Mychael Danna
  • Editor: Christopher Tellefsen
  • Art Direction: Brad Ricker
  • Music Editor: Kevin Crehan
  • Costume Supervisor: Mark Peterson
  • Location Manager: Matthew Riutta
  • Special Effects: Doug E. Williams
  • Driver: John Bromstead
  • Digital Intermediate: Steve Bowen
  • Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
  • Producer: Rachael Horovitz
  • Executive Producer: Sidney Kimmel
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: David Giammarco
  • Hair Department Head: Kathrine Gordon
  • Orchestrator: Nicholas Dodd
  • Location Scout: Matthew Cassel
  • Executive Producer: Andrew S. Karsch
  • Standby Painter: Carmine Goglia
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Ron Bochar
  • Casting: Carolyn Pickman
  • Other: Calvin A. Dean
  • Unit Production Manager: David Witz
  • Makeup Artist: Bridget Bergman
  • Makeup Department Head: Francisco X. Pérez
  • Book: Michael Lewis
  • Location Manager: S. Todd Christensen
  • Boom Operator: Knox White
  • Sound Effects Editor: Charles Maynes
  • Co-Producer: Alissa Phillips
  • Assistant Art Director: Dean Wolcott
  • Title Designer: Kyle Cooper
  • Costume Design: Kasia Walicka-Maimone
  • Additional Soundtrack: Rob Simonsen
  • Additional Editorial Assistant: Conor O’Neill
  • Second Assistant Director: Jonas Spaccarotelli
  • Other: Michael J. Fisher
  • Assistant Director: Scott Robertson
  • Set Designer: Gregory S. Hooper
  • Art Direction: David E. Scott
  • Foley: Amy Kane
  • Script Consultant: Brian Alexander
  • Sound Mixer: Paul Stula
  • Other: Mustafa Harris
  • Key Makeup Artist: Dennis Liddiard
  • Key Costumer: Garet Reilly
  • Executive Producer: Mark Bakshi
  • Story: Stan Chervin
  • Still Photographer: Melinda Sue Gordon
  • Makeup Artist: Jean Ann Black
  • Camera Operator: P. Scott Sakamoto
  • Construction Coordinator: Gary Deaton
  • Art Department Coordinator: Cheree Welsh
  • Makeup Artist: Amy Lederman
  • Stunt Coordinator: Chris O’Hara
  • Script Supervisor: Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez
  • Foley: Anita Cannella
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Deb Adair
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Hans Bjerno
  • Set Designer: Steven M. Saylor
  • Wigmaker: Stacey Butterworth
  • Visual Effects Editor: Joseph Derrico III
  • Other: Jacob Motz
  • Visual Effects Producer: Gary Nolin
  • Art Direction: Chris Grun
  • Dialogue Editor: David A. Arnold
  • Key Hair Stylist: Yvette Stone
  • Unit Publicist: Alex L. Worman
  • Makeup Artist: Sian Richards
  • Set Designer: Jane Wuu
  • Music Editor: Thomas Milano
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Michael J. Benavente
  • Dialogue Editor: Teri E. Dorman
  • Foley Editor: Solange S. Schwalbe
  • Video Assist Operator: Michael J. Hogan
  • Hairstylist: Debra Dietrich
  • Still Photographer: Scott Garfield
  • Transportation Captain: Robert E. Dingle
  • Set Costumer: Myron Baker
  • Rigging Gaffer: Charlie McIntyre
  • First Assistant Editor: Debra L. Tennant
  • Casting Associate: Lauren Grey
  • Other: Ranjani Brow
  • Other: Wendy Hoffmann
  • Leadman: Mark Weissenfluh
  • Sound Mixer: Howard London
  • Stunts: Eddie Braun
  • Scoring Mixer: Brad Haehnel
  • Propmaker: Tyler Lafferty
  • Set Dresser: Vincent Luizzi
  • Stunts: Dean Bailey
  • Set Costumer: Jessica Albertson
  • Prop Designer: Dave Preston
  • Production Coordinator: Sharon Lopez
  • Rigging Grip: Blake Pike
  • First Assistant Camera: Philip Shanahan
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Celine Chew
  • Special Effects: Robert Cole
  • Grip: Adam Camacho
  • Production Supervisor: Jason Tamez
  • First Assistant Camera: Zoran Veselic
  • Property Master: Maureen Farley
  • Sound mixer: Ed Novick
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Larry Sushinski
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Melissa Lytle
  • ADR Voice Casting: Ashley Lambert
  • Rigging Gaffer: John Lacy
  • First Assistant Director: Courtenay Miles
  • Casting Assistant: Matt Bouldry
  • Camera Operator: James Gutierrez
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Adam Moos
  • Visual Effects Producer: David Robinson
  • Other: Janine Schiro
  • Visual Effects Editor: Michael Backauskas
  • Craft Service: H. Leah Amir
  • Production Accountant: Tish Johnson
  • Software Engineer: Benjamin Hardy
  • Negative Cutter: Mo Henry
  • Casting: Chris Bustard
  • Assistant Editor: Bart Rachmil
  • Score Engineer: Ryan Robinson
  • Second Assistant Director: Casey Mako
  • Casting Assistant: Elizabeth Chodar
  • Other: Nazia Khan
  • Producer’s Assistant: Mike Drury
  • Production Supervisor: Heidi Erl
  • Other: Jessica Held
  • Additional Editorial Assistant: Logan Hefflefinger
  • Set Dresser: Jon Nicholson
  • Other: Jeff Hubbard
  • Makeup Artist: Andrea Pino
  • Second Assistant Director: Brendon Breese
  • Production Manager: Praveen Kilaru
  • Dolly Grip: David Pearlberg
  • Key Grip: Ray Garcia

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: A movie done to the size and skills of Brad Pitt. The story is interesting enough and is well driven and directed. Hill does a good job, mostly because nobody had seen him doing a serious role before.
  • John Chard: Sporting Economics

    I have no affinity to Baseball as a sport, I’m British you see. I tried to get in to it when British cable networks began showing it, but it never grabbed me. My only contribution to any conversation about the sport is that I support The Cleveland Indians because of the film Major League, a film that continues to make me laugh to this day.

    I was intrigued by Moneyball, synopsis tantalisingly offering up a sports success story based on an improbable blend of maths (something I hate with a passion), guile and perceived misfits as a team. Sure enough, after viewing Moneyball it has landed joyously onto a personal favourites list.

    Unsurprisingly, when digging into the actual facts of the Oakland Athletics 2002 season at the core of the story, I found truths stretched, some character portrayals toyed with, and omissions to round out a better story. But crucially, the key element here is the moulding of a team for what in Baseball parlance is financial peanuts. This makes their 20 game wining run as being an outstanding achievement.

    The mathematical aspects of the story are easily explained via the interactions of General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his economics right hand man Peter Brand (Jonah Hill). Baseball operations behind the scenes are given fascinating clarity via the tremendous screenplay (Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin). And ultimately the blend of on field action, family relationships and team assembling flows beautifully as one.

    In turn punch the air brilliant with heart tugging worth, and brainy into the bargain, Moneyball most certainly a film non Baseball fans can watch and maybe love for bringing something new to the sports movie table. 9/10

  • Kamurai: BORING watch, won’t watch again, and do not recommend unless you’re both a baseball and a statistics or financial business fan.

    With Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt, Brad Pitt, and Philip Seymore Hoffman, I thought it would at least be interesting if not entertaining.

    As the movie begins and it is clearly about Baseball, I at least hoped it would be done in a fun entertaining way. I guess Jonah Hill got tired of being stereo-typed as “fun”.

    I know 1 guy that would probably get great pleasure out of this movie as a fan of baseball statistics, and if I didn’t know about that 1 guy, I wouldn’t have any clue why this movie was made.

    I can’t express this enough: this movie is about cold hard numbers and how they can be manipulated to impact real people in the world of baseball.

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