MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,009 this week

Fever Pitch (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  4 April 1997 (UK)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 7,407 users   Metascore: 55/100
Reviews: 66 user | 35 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

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... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fever Pitch" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fever Pitch (1997)

Fever Pitch (1997) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fever Pitch.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fever Pitch (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A beautiful young single mother feels the pressure from the ex-pat Nigerian community to get married. Her precocious son has met his hero, a cynical English comic book writer and decides he... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schwabach
Stars: Colin Firth, Nia Long, Dan Lett
Wings of Fame (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Votocek
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man returns home with his bride-to-be, an actress, who turns out to be the sister of his family's maid.

Director: Eric Styles
Stars: Julie Andrews, Edward Atterton, William Baldwin
Playmaker (1994)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.

Director: Yuri Zeltser
Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Rubin, John Getz
The Advocate (1993)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Megahey
Stars: Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Jim Carter
Fever Pitch (2001)
Documentary | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

The definitive guide to getting to the top in Hollywood! Award-winning actor/director Willard Morgan takes us on the journey, aiming his camera at several successful industry veterans who ... See full summary »

Director: Willard Morgan
Stars: Willard Morgan, Michael Moore, Tom Arnold
Fourplay (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Mike Binder
Stars: Mike Binder, Colin Firth, Mariel Hemingway
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Lucio Pellegrini
Stars: Luciana Littizzetto, Rocco Papaleo, Pietro Castellitto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two former patients (Paul Scofield and Maria Schell) of Sigmund Freud meet again and discuss their psychiatric treatment 65 years earlier.

Director: Hugh Brody
Stars: Paul Scofield, Maria Schell, Frank Finlay
Celebration (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: John Crowley
Stars: James Bolam, Janie Dee, Colin Firth
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ballfieber  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$13,600 (USA) (15 September 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Sarah asks Paul to quote Lord Byron, he quotes a famous couplet, "The Assyrians came down like the wolf on the fold; / Their cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold." But he changes "purple and gold" to "black and old gold," the colors of the Wolves football team. 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: I wouldn't put that on. It... you know... not the right mood.
Sarah Hughes: Oh? And what's the right mood?
Paul Ashworth: Well... I don't know. Just something...
Sarah Hughes: What?
Paul Ashworth: You know... just... something not as sweary and loud.
Sarah Hughes: Paul, that's the most romantic thing you've ever said to me.
Paul Ashworth: [smiling] Shut up.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Boy A (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

All Around The World
Written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Perfect Sports Movie for the NON-sport fan
17 January 2002 | by (Clifton, New Jersey, US) – See all my reviews

I haven't been interested in sports since I was twelve but this film made me care about Arsenal, Paul and other sports enthusiasts. The acting was perfect. The film was funny and lovely. Colin Firth proves his versatility again. For those of you who can't tell, this is the same actor who wowed everyone in Pride and Prejudice as the reserved, haughty, unapproachable Mr. Darcy. Bravo. Brava. Thank you, Nick Hornby


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The 2005 version is better mrx7777
Arsenal are stupid for getting rid of Viera zacattack9114
Alan Smith Goal Norfolk-Enchants
Arsenal 4 the league ellisone
CRAP! Frank-The-Tank
I'm in it 03010285
Discuss Fever Pitch (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?