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Fever Pitch (1997)

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A sports fan's romantic courtship clashes with his obsession with his favorite football team.

Director:

David Evans

Writers:

Nick Hornby (book), Nick Hornby (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Aikman ... Young Paul
Bea Guard Bea Guard ... Paul's Sister
Neil Pearson ... Paul's Dad
Ruth Gemmell ... Sarah Hughes
Colin Firth ... Paul Ashworth
Richard Claxton Richard Claxton ... Robert Parker
Ken Stott ... Ted, the Headmaster
Holly Aird ... Jo
Mark Strong ... Steve
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Paul's Mum
Peter Quince Peter Quince ... Chip Shop: Frank
Charles Cork ... Rex
Bob Curtiss Bob Curtiss ... Stan
Philip Bond Philip Bond ... Turnstile Operator
Scott Baker Scott Baker ... Man Behind
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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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Taglines:

Life gets complicated when you love one woman and worship eleven men

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballfieber See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,093, 17 October 1999

Gross USA:

$3,736

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,736
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Hornby: coach of the rival football team. 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

Paul Ashworth: [after Robert missed the goal at the end of the game] If you had to choose between wining this afternoon and Arsenal winning tomorrow night, what would you go for?
Robert: Tomorrow night of course!
Paul Ashworth: There you go then.
Robert: What, you're telling me, Arsenal are gonna win two nil at Anfield?
Paul Ashworth: I can't promise, can I? Well there's a, chance isn't there? You've done your bit, you've missed the penalty. If that's what it takes then it'll be worth it.
Robert: Yeah, course.
[smiles]
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Connections

Features Brookside (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Are you ready to be heartbroken
Written by Lloyd Cole and Neil Clark
Performed by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
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Cover does not convey how great this movie is
24 July 2004 | by firthnluvSee 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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