A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.
It was a cold January 18th, 1902 when two groups of young men gathered at the small ice surface recently created on lower Bay Avenue near the train station in Trail B.C. They quickly laced ... See full summary »
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
Billy Bob Thornton,
Vietnam War vet Costner must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and employment ... See full summary »
Detroit Tigers Veteran Pitcher Billy Chapel (Costner) has always been better at baseball than at love. Just ask Jane (Preston), his on-and-off girlfriend. After a bad season, just before he is about to start in what could be his final game, Jane tells Billy that she's leaving him...for good. Now with his career and love-life in balance, Billy battles against his emotional and physical limits as he strives for a Perfect Game. The suspense is never drawn back in this heartwarming drama about life, love, and risking it all For Love of the Game. Written by
The book next to Billy Chapel on the airplane after he finds Heather is "The Killer Angels". This book was also written by Michael Shaara, who wrote "For Love of the Game" and "The Killer Angels" was also made into a movie called Gettysburg (1993). See more »
During the first overhead shot of Yankee Stadium, the left field upper deck is completely empty. Later that section is full from a field shot. During a later overhead shot, that section is empty again. See more »
Few movies leave me breathless. Fewer still leave me speechless.
This was one of those rare events where you find yourself clicking through channels and luck upon the beginning of a movie so engrossing that the world completely stops until the credits roll. This is Costner's greatest performance, with a depth of emotion that we've never seen before.
This is much more than a baseball film. It's a love story about love and baseball, and life and facing the future when you finally "grow up." It's about the choices behind us and the chances ahead.
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