- 1 hr 44 min
Mr. 3000 is a comedic baseball movie that was released in 2004. It was directed by Charles Stone III. The film stars Bernie Mac as Stan Ross, Angela Bassett as Maureen Simmons, and Michael Rispoli as Boca. The supporting cast consists of Brian White, Ian Anthony Dale, Evan Jones, Amaury Nolasco, and Dondre Whitfield. It received a PG-13 rating for language. The movie opens up in the mid-1990s, showing how Stan Ross was a star player for Milwaukee's baseball franchise. His goal is to achieve 3,000 hits, because it automatically solidifies a player to be elected to the hall of fame. After he achieves this feat, he retires right away. The problem is, the season has not even ended yet. In the following years he's shown exploiting his nickname, Mr. 3000. It shows his jersey being retired, except a lot of his former teammates do not even bother to show up. Next, Ross finds out that do to a recording error, he never actually made it to 3000 hits. Instead, he is three hits away. Now, he decides to come out of retirement after 9 years of being out of the league. The reason he cares so much is it leads him to not getting into the hall of fame. Plus, he can no longer use his nickname to help market his business ventures. The only reason the Milwaukee franchise agrees to let him back is due to their team not performing well. In addition, a lot of fans showed up to his jersey retirement celebration; leading the team managers to believing it would help lead to an increase in attendance. The rest of the movie shows the changes Stan Ross has to make in order to get to 3,000 hits. He must get back into shape, and try to win back all the professional players who have lost faith in him due to his reputation as being selfish.