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Fever Pitch (1997)

A sports fan's romantic courtship clashes with his obsession with his favorite football team.

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Bea Guard ...
Paul's Sister
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Paul's Dad
Ruth Gemmell ...
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Richard Claxton ...
Robert Parker
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Ted, the Headmaster
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Jo
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Paul's Mum
Peter Quince ...
Chip Shop: Frank
Charles Cork ...
Rex
Bob Curtiss ...
Stan
Philip Bond ...
Turnstile Operator
Scott Baker ...
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Storyline

A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he meets Sarah. Their relationship develops in tandem with Arsenal's roller coaster fortunes in the football league, both leading to a nail biting climax. Written by Anonymous

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Life gets complicated when you love one woman and worship eleven men

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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4 April 1997 (UK)  »

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Ballfieber  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,519 (USA) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

$13,600 (USA) (15 September 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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At the leaving party that Ruth Gemmell attends, a Lisa Stansfield song plays in the room. That would not have happened as the track was released six months later. See more »

Goofs

The final game of the season at Anfield kicked off at 8:05pm, it was nearly 10pm and dark by the time the match had finished (as you can see from the actual footage of the game) yet when the celebrations are going on back at Highbury it's still light. See more »

Quotes

Paul Ashworth: Leave it up to Arsenal to score one goal when they need two.
Steve: You want them to score the second goal before they score the first?
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References Crossroads (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Thing
Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
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On Arsenal underpants, the term "GUNNER" truly fits.
22 March 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Fantastic. I had the pleasure of going to Highbury (Arsenal Stadium) twice to see the Gunners play in real Premiership clashes against Sheffield Wednesday and Wimbledon, and the soccer fanaticism portrayed in the film is NOT hyperbolized at all. As a Yank, i felt like a right outsider, but i was hooked instantly when i exited the Underground station and was swept away in the program selling, chips devouring, pin swapping, memorabilia peddling madness that is English Football.

Additionally, Fever Pitch is the ONLY modernly set British film i've seen that did not contain a single refference to American culture, film, TV, music, nothing...

A totally home grown Brit flick which (to use an American sporting analogy) hits it out of the park. Shamelessly sublime.


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