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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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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  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,519, 17 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,600, 17 September 2000
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Trivia

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

When, as a child, Paul Ashworth goes to see the Reading FC game, the Reading FC Club Badge on the rosette of the supporters is the one which did not come into being until around the 1987-1988 season. The badge that should have been worn in the 1970s, when the match took place, was the old style 'Elm Trees' badge. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Hughes: What are those?
Paul Ashworth: My Arsenal boxer shorts. But they're not my best ones, I was running out...
Sarah Hughes: But you're willing to show them to another human being?
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Features Brookside (1982) See more »

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Goin' Back
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by The Pretenders
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Cover does not convey how great this movie is
24 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The cover of the Feverpitch DVD does not relay to the consumer what a really great movie this is. Whether it is about soccer or football, we can all sort of relate to the characters in this story. To be honest, I got this movie because Colin Firth is in it and after doing some research figured it couldn't hurt to watch it. I had just seen his Hope Springs which I had to turn off, just didn't like the story line and even his gorgeousness could not keep me there. But Feverpitch just had me laughing and I think I actually stopped breathing minutes at a time. It is so hilarious how serious his character, Paul, took "football" and how hard it seemed for his new girlfriend to relate to his seriousness. All you Firth fans out there beware, this movie will only increase your love for this man. And those who are just wondering if it is worth the rent, I'd say no. It is worth the buy!


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