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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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Artie (as Scott H. Severance)
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Teresa (as Jessamy R. Finét)
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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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

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8 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Catch  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$42,071,069 (USA) (5 August 2005)
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Trivia

While filming in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Drew Barrymore was asked to throw the first pitch of the game. It barely made it to the plate and she was extremely embarrassed. See more »

Goofs

The narrator says that at Ben's first game at Fenway Park in 1980, Dwight Evans hit two home runs. Evans did have a two-homer game in 1980, but in Minnesota, not Boston. See more »

Quotes

[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

All the titles are done in the same lettering style as on Red Sox uniforms. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

(Keep Feeling) Fascination
(1983)
Written by Phil Oakey (as Philip Oakey) and Jo Callis
Performed by The Human League
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A Decent Enough Distraction
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fever Pitch is a fun enough movie. It has a lot of funny moments (including a hilariously disturbing shower scene). Like most romantic comedies, it has a "dead zone" in the middle where all the heavy, "she's breaking up with me" stuff happens, but other than that it continues to be funny until the end.

Even though the plot revolves around fanaticism towards the Red Sox, it's not overloaded with sports. You don't have to be a fan to enjoy this film.

Of course that's easy for me to say: I've been a Red Sox fan since I was a boy, too.

7 out of 10.

Barky


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