Mr. 3000

Watch Mr. 3000

"Mr 3000"
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.6  (15,045)
  • 57

Mr. 3000, released in 2004, is a sports comedy film featuring Bernie Mac as Stan Ross, a former baseball superstar who returns to the game after discovering that his career statistics have been adjusted, and he is no longer officially recognized as having hit 3000 career hits. Angela Bassett co-stars as the sports reporter who initially resents Ross’s attitude but ends up rooting for him, while Michael Rispoli plays one of Ross’s former teammates and friends.

At the beginning of the movie, Stan Ross is shown basking in the glory of his achievement – reaching the 3000 career hits mark – by starting up his own business and becoming a celebrity. However, when a close look at his statistics reveals a clerical error, it is discovered that he actually fell three hits short of the milestone. Determined to regain his rightful place in the record books, Ross comes out of retirement and rejoins his former team, the Milwaukee Brewers.

While Ross’s return to baseball initially sparks excitement among fans and produces a few winning moments for the team, it soon becomes apparent that both he and the Brewers have a long way to go before they can reclaim their former glory. Ross’s fastidious behavior, lack of discipline, and unwillingness to compromise ruffle the feathers of his teammates, especially when his public behavior puts pressure on them to perform. Meanwhile, Ross learns the hard way that hitting a baseball is a lot harder than it was ten years ago, and young and talented players are not as forgiving and tolerant as he had hoped.

As Ross struggles to prove himself and win back his standing as a baseball great, he also has to deal with his deteriorating relationship with his former team, his estranged daughter who resents him for missing out on her childhood, and his own legacy as an athlete who may not have been able to stay on top indefinitely.

Throughout the movie, Stan Ross is shown as a brash, funny, and likable guy who loves the spotlight but is also deeply flawed. Bernie Mac brings his signature energy and humor to the role, making Ross a character viewers can’t help but cheer for, even though he often puts his foot in his mouth and makes impulsive decisions. Angela Bassett brings a grounded, intelligent quality to her portrayal of reporter Mo Simmons, who becomes Ross’s ally and confidant. Michael Rispoli provides comic relief as the loyal friend who is sometimes baffled by Ross’s behavior but always has his back.

The movie’s setting – a baseball stadium and locker room – provides a recognizable and realistic backdrop for the story, and the baseball games and training scenes are shot with authenticity and attention to detail. Fans of baseball will appreciate the nods to real-life baseball history and lore, as well as the insights into the psychology of baseball players and fans.

Overall, Mr. 3000 is an entertaining and enjoyable movie that combines comedy, sports drama, and heartwarming family moments. It showcases Bernie Mac’s talent as a leading man, Angela Bassett’s range as an actress, and the enduring appeal of baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or just looking for a fun and heartwarming movie to watch, Mr. 3000 is definitely worth checking out.

Mr. 3000 is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 57.

Mr. 3000
Where to Watch Mr. 3000
Mr. 3000 is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Peacock Premium, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Mr. 3000 for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 44 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (15,045)
  • Metascore