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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Chapel
... Jane Aubrey
... Gus Sinski
... Heather Aubrey
... Gary Wheeler
Addie Daddio ... Waitress
... Frank Perry (as JK Simmons)
... Himself
... Himself
... Ken Strout (as Carmine D. Giovinazzo)
... Davis Birch (as Bill Rogers)
Hugh Ross ... Mike Udall
... Tow Truck Driver
... Airport Bartender
... Yankee Fan in Bar
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Storyline

A Detroit pitcher Billy Chapel, reflects on his life in major league baseball, after he finds out his girlfriend moves to London for a job. Thus forcing the ball player to analyze his life and how his career as a player, and his life without her will change, thus altering his priorities between his career winding to a close, choosing what his path will be, the love of baseball or the love of his life? Written by Jared Johnson

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

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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

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17 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

For the Love of the Game  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,041,685, 19 September 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,168,395, 28 November 1999
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Trivia

One of two 1999 released films where John C. Reilly plays a character named Gus, the other being Never Been Kissed. See more »

Goofs

Before the last game Vin Scully talks about the Yankees having the chance to clinch the "Pennant" on the next to last day of the season. The pennant goes to the champion of the American League. In order to win the Pennant you have to win a divisional playoff, then the American League Championship Series. You cannot win a pennant in the regular season. See more »

Quotes

Jane Aubrey: All I've got is my toothbrush and a bathing suit I bought at the airport. You're not smiling. You're annoyed. I'm an idiot.
Billy Chapel: No, I'm an idiot. Jane, listen to me. No matter what happens in the next five minutes l want you to know that when I opened this door l was so happy to see you that my heart leapt. It leapt in my chest.
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Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) See more »

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High Hopes
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
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Highly Enjoyable Movie...
11 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview of "For Love of the Game," tonight, and I must say, I was thoroughly entertained by it. And not merely entertained in the respect of some "purely-made-to-entertain" movies, but this movie inspired emotion, one thing I think really makes a movie. If a movie makes you feel a certain way, whether it's anger, or happiness, I think it shows something. "For Love of the Game," did that for me. Costner's character, excellently portrayed in my opinion, loved baseball, and in turn, I loved his character. I loved the whole movie actually. It was funny at times, symbolic at others, and above all, it was quite enjoyable. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 10. Again, this is just my opinion, but I would definitely recommend this to anyone.


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