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Fever Pitch (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 April 2005 (USA)
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Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.


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When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them. Written by Drew-Barrymore-Fanatic

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A Comedy About The Game Of Love.


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Catch  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,400,125 (USA) (8 April 2005)


$381,445 (Brazil) (9 September 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film mentions the long standing story that former Red Sox owner and Broadway producer Harry Frazee traded Babe Ruth in order to finance the musical "No, No, Nanette". While it may have some truth to it, the deal was much more indirect and complex. Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees for $100,000. "No, No, Nanette" was originally a non-musical stage play named "My Lady Friends". Without the Babe Ruth trade, "No, No, Nanette" would not have been on Broadway. See more »


In the park scene when Ben asks Lindsay to go to Opening Day with him, there are leaves on the ground indicating fall. However, we are told in the prior scene that it is March. See more »


[first lines]
Al: [voice over] Eighty-six years of bangin' our heads against the big green wall, but we finally did it. That part you know. That part everybody knows. But I got a story you don't know. It's about this schoolteacher friend of mine named Ben.
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Crazy Credits

Following the credits, there is a short home-video-like clip of 4 children cheering on the Red Sox. See more »


Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.125 (2005) See more »


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Written and Performed by The Silicone Teens
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Pretty Darn Good
14 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

My daughter gets really put out at me when I refer to Drew Barrymore as looking as if she'd been hit in the face with a frying pan, not to mention her Dudley Dooright chin that Jay Leno would die for. How wonderful, then, when I discovered in "Fever Pitch" that I really like Miss Barrymore; and Jimmy Fallon; and the Red Sox; and Boston! This film is probably best characterized as a sweet, light comedy. To be absolutely stereotypical, the girls will like the movie for its romantic charm and Jimmy Fallon's vulnerability, and the boys will like it for all the male bonding and the depiction of sports mania.

My sports-hating wife, my teenage daughter, and I all found something to like in the film. That says something in itself. It's a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half or so, and is probably a really good date flic, too.

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