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For Love of the Game (1999)

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A washed up pitcher flashes through his career.

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A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years. Written by Erwin van Moll <max404@hotmail.com>

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Billy Chapel must choose between the woman he loves and the game he lives for.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,041,685 (USA) (17 September 1999)

Gross:

$35,168,395 (USA) (26 November 1999)
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The manager of the New York Yankees is played by Augie Garrido, who befriended Kevin Costner while he was the head coach at Cal State Fullerton. Garrido is currently the head coach at The University of Texas and the two remain good friends. See more »

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When Billy is warming up to start the game, the catcher has a protective arm flap on his right shoulder. When the catcher throws the ball down to second base, the arm flap is missing. See more »

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[to himself, pitching to a Yankee batter]
Billy Chapel: Sam Tuttle. I can't think of a better reason not to be a Yankee.
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Written by Joe Lervold (as Joel Evans) & J.Elle (uncredited)
Published by Revision West (BMI)
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / Master Source
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Baseball....movies....cool.
9 April 2000 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Although I didn't like For Love Of The Game the way I liked Bull Durham or Field Of Dreams, it's still a very entertaining film. Directed by Sam Raimi in a very subtle style, this is Costner's best film since Tin Cup. Raimi only shows flashes of his visual theatrics, Costner is very solid and I liked Kelly Preston very much. The way the story is told in the film is very fresh for a baseball movie and this is the high point for me. Baseball is just the background to a very touching love story. I hope this film more than anything else shows Hollywood that Sam Raimi is one of or greatest talents behind the camera.


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