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Fever Pitch (1985)

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Keith Hefner ...
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Rose O'Sharon
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Scanlon
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Mitchell
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An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.

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Gambling is the new national pastime. Reporter Steve Taggart is digging to get the $200 billion story. Bet on it. See more »

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Torn From The Headlines!
13 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And channeling Samuel Fuller, this is one of those movies (like the Oscar) so wrong that it is awfully, hilariously right. Brooks' sensibility must have been faltering because he flashed back to the 50s (traveling montages, "exposes" of sensational subjects, Chad Everett!) and flopped this sizzling cinematic spectacle into theaters across America! Where I saw it originally. I have had to revisit it a few times just to make sure it was for real. And now it's not available! And where's The Oscar? Which starred Steven Boyd and Tony Bennett in the film role that kept him out of the movies for decades. But seriously, Fever Pitch is a last gasp effort from a filmmaker too tired to pucker up anymore.


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