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For Love of the Game ()


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After 19 years of playing the game he's loved his whole life, Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Chapel has to decide if he's going to risk everything and put everything out there.

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Cast

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Billy Chapel
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Jane Aubrey
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Gus Sinski
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Heather Aubrey
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Gary Wheeler
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Frank Perry (as JK Simmons)
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Vin Scully
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Steve Lyons
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Ken Strout (as Carmine D. Giovinazzo)
Bill E. Rogers ...
Davis Birch (as Bill Rogers)
Hugh Ross ...
Mike Udall
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Tow Truck Driver
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Airport Bartender
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Yankee Fan in Bar
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Mickey Hart
Scott Bream ...
Brian Whitt
Jose Mota ...
Jose Garcia
Earl Johnson ...
Marcus Random
Chris Lemonis ...
Lee Giordano
Jesse Ibarra ...
Dennis Skinner
Pedro Swann ...
Juan Vasquez
Michael Rivera ...
Jimmy Pena
Dave Eiland ...
Relief Pitcher
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Pete
Jim Colborn ...
3rd Base Coach
Paul Bradshaw ...
Tiger Pitching Coach
Gene Kirley ...
Tiger Bench Coach
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Detroit Tiger
Jon M. McDonnell ...
Detroit Tiger (as Jonathan Marc McDonnell)
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Detroit Tiger
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Detroit Tiger
Wes Said Drake ...
Detroit Tiger
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Detroit Tiger
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Sam Tuttle
John Darjean Jr. ...
Jonathan Warble
Donzell McDonald ...
Lenny Howell
Scott Pose ...
Matt Crane
Vick Brown ...
Jesus Cabrillo
Chris Ashby ...
Nardini
Bill Masse ...
Mike Robinson
Mike Buddie ...
Jack Spellman
Eric Knowles ...
Ted Franklin
Ricky Ledee ...
Ruiz
Juan Nieves ...
Francisco Delgado
Augie Garrido ...
Yankee Manager
Rick Reed ...
Home Plate Umpire
Rich Garcia ...
1st Base Umpire
Jerry Crawford ...
2nd Base Umpire
Bob Sheppard ...
Yankee Stadium Announcer (as Robert Leo Sheppard)
Eddie Layton ...
Yankee Stadium Organist
Frank Adu ...
Locker Room Attendant (as Robinson Frank Adu)
T. Sean Ferguson ...
Heckler
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Heckler
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Heckler
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Wheeler's Nephew
Maurice Shrog ...
Yankee Stadium Usher
Karen Williams ...
Kisha Birch
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Blonde Player's Wife
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Fitch
P.J. Barry ...
Waldorf Doorman
Frank Girardeau ...
Waldorf Bellhop
Caterina Zapponi ...
Waldorf Singer
Monty Alexander ...
Waldorf Pianist
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E.R. Doctor
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E.R. Nurse
Bill Vincent ...
X-Ray Technician
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Mr. Chapel (as Billy. V. Costner)
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Mrs. Chapel (as Sharon Rae Costner)
Mark Thomason ...
Billy's Father in Early Years
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Masseuse
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Ian
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Gallery Doorman
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Gallery Doorman
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Taxi Driver
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Airline Ticket Agent (as Lucinda Faraldo)
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Man at Cafe
Brian Donald Hickey ...
Autograph Seeker (as Brian Edward Hickey)
Tracy Perry ...
Autograph Seeker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Mitchell Evans ...
Airport Bar Patron (unconfirmed)
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Cabbie (unconfirmed)
Mark Adrian ...
Yankee Fan (uncredited)
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Yankee Fan (uncredited)
Dread Archie Jr. ...
Yankee Fan (uncredited)
Sonia Aurora ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Baseball player (uncredited)
Allison Baker ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Tom Bezas ...
Young Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Drunk Guy (uncredited)
David S. Bookbinder ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Billy's Brother (uncredited)
Chuck Bunting ...
Yankees Fan (uncredited)
James H. Burns ...
Baseball Scout (uncredited)
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Cunningham (uncredited)
Todd Carroll ...
Yankee Player (uncredited)
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New York Fan (uncredited)
Addie Daddio ...
Waitress (uncredited)
Marc Davies ...
Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Detroit Tiger's Wife (uncredited)
Phil Faicco ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Yankee Fan (uncredited)
Ken Farnell ...
Taxi driver (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
Guy Guglielmi ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Fan in Airport Lounge (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Baseball Player's Wife (uncredited)
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Baseball players wife (uncredited)
Taylor McCall ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
John McEwan ...
Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
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Brian Whelan (uncredited)
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Team Buyer (uncredited)
Michael Neeley ...
Horseback Cop (uncredited)
Glenn Nocera ...
Yankees fan (uncredited)
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Aravalo (uncredited)
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Relief Pitcher Lovett (uncredited)
Bobby Plasencia ...
Yankees Fan (uncredited)
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Richard (uncredited)
Tait Smith ...
Frat Boy (uncredited)
Laurent St. Pierre ...
Maitre D' (uncredited)
Robert Stepanek ...
Yankee Fan (uncredited)
John B. Sterling ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Wendy Rich Stetson ...
Baseball Player's Wife (uncredited)
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Ballgame Fan (uncredited)
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Pete (uncredited)
Molly Torrence ...
Principle (uncredited)
Barbara Troy ...
Yankees Fan (uncredited)
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Yankee Fan (uncredited)
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Screening Fan, Yankee stadium (uncredited)
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Yankees Bench Manager (uncredited)
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Sailboat Captain (uncredited)
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Tourist at Airport (uncredited)
George Wilhelm ...
Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
Geoff Witcher ...
Detroit Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Sam Raimi

Written by

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Michael Shaara ... (novel)
 
Dana Stevens ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Marc Abraham ... executive producer
Armyan Bernstein ... producer
Ron Bozman ... executive producer
Amy Robinson ... producer

Music by

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Basil Poledouris

Cinematography by

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John Bailey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Eric L. Beason
Arthur Coburn

Editorial Department

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James Gavin Bedford ... editor: title sequence
Daniel Craven ... assistant editor
Patrick Gallagher ... assistant editor: avid
Dave Lee ... colorist: dailies
Nancy Novack ... second assistant editor: New York
Michael Rafferty ... assistant editor
Javier Salinas ... apprentice editor: New York
Adrianna Valencia ... post-production assistant
Sean Valla ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Lynn Kressel

Production Design by

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Neil Spisak

Art Direction by

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Steve Arnold
James C. Feng

Set Decoration by

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Carolyn Cartwright
Karen O'Hara

Costume Design by

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Judianna Makovsky

Makeup Department

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Elle Elliott ... hair stylist: Mr. Costner
Kris Evans ... makeup supervisor
Bernadette Mazur ... makeup supervisor
Francisco X. Pérez ... makeup artist: Mr. Costner (as Frank Perez)

Production Management

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Debbi Bossi ... post-production supervisor
Harvey Waldman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stacey Beneville ... assistant director
Anne Carroll ... dga trainee
Bac DeLorme ... second second assistant director
T. Sean Ferguson ... assistant director: New York
Louis Guerra ... second second assistant director
Eric Heffron ... first assistant director
Richard Oswald ... second assistant director
Alexandra E. Perce ... assistant director: second unit
David K. Riebel ... assistant director
David Stephan ... second unit director
Basti Van Der Woude ... assistant director
Eric Yellin ... additional second second assistant director

Art Department

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Yarek Alfer ... head sculptor
Julie Aquino ... art department assistant
JoAnn Atwood ... on-set dresser
Bruce Bellamy ... set dresser
Shane Buckallew ... plasterer
John Bullard ... propmaker gangboss
Nelson Bush ... set dresser
Philip Canfield ... lead man
Scott Canfield ... set dresser
Teresa Kelly Canfield ... set dresser
Kyung W. Chang ... assistant art director
David B. Clark ... paint foreman
Peter C. Clarke ... property master
Marc Martin Del Campo ... set dresser
John David Diersing ... propmaker
Lauren Doner ... scenic artist
Jennifer Engel ... props
Louie Esparza ... laborer gang boss
Mark Gantt ... assistant property master
Hank Giardina ... paint supervisor
William Gideon ... General Foreman
Jonathan Graham ... key construction grip: New York
Ryan Handt ... constuction propmaker: Los Angeles
Mark Harrington ... props (as Mark C. Harrington)
Laura Iler ... props
Greg Izzo ... set dresser
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo ... assistant set decorator (as Jacqueline Jacobson)
Steven Kerlagon ... paint foreman
Martin Lasowitz ... property master
Jeffrey Lynch ... storyboard artist
P.K. MacCarthy ... storyboard artist
Andrew Menzies ... set designer
Eric M. Metzger ... props
Nick Miller ... construction coordinator
Michael O'Donnell ... set dresser
Michael Parmelee ... set dresser
Addison Pettit ... graphic designer
Wendy Richardson ... art coordinator
Jeff Shewbert ... propmaker
Craig T. Shordon ... decorator gang boss: credit
Chris Snyder ... construction coordinator
Dale Snyder ... prop maker gangboss
Keith Stalker ... construction gangboss / gang boss propmaker
Sally Thornton ... set designer
Jorge A. Yazji ... set decorating department assistant
David Brace ... set dresser swing (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Victoria Bowes ... utility sound technician (as Victoria Lee Thoma)
Kelly Cabral ... sound supervisor
Richard Dwan Jr. ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Frank Fleming ... sound recordist
Keith Gardner ... boom operator
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer / sound mixer
Fred Johnston ... utility sound
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Jennifer L. Mann ... adr supervisor
Steve Maslow ... sound mixer
Glenn T. Morgan ... location sound recordist
Ed Novick ... sound mixer (as Edward Novick)
Christopher O'Donnell ... boom operator
Mark Ormandy ... additional sound
Perry Robertson ... sound editor
Peter Schneider ... utility sound
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Lauren Stephens ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Jon Title ... sound designer
Karl Wasserman ... boom operator
Mark Weingarten ... sound mixer: additional unit
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman ... foley recordist
Daniel R. Kerr ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Mark Bero ... special effects coordinator
Al Di Sarro ... special effects coordinator
Matthew Giaquinto ... special effects: ambient weather effects
Thomas Rasada ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Jonathan Alvord ... avid editor
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski ... motion & tracking supervisor: Cinesite
John Bozzalla ... production assistant
Constance Bracewell ... lead animator
Shawn Broes ... visual effects editor
Kelly Bumbarger ... digital compositor
John Cassella ... tracking artist
Gregory Creaser ... digital timer: Pacific Title
Erin M. Cullen ... roto artist
Tim T. Cunningham ... visual effects: Cinesite
Matt Dessero ... digital compositor
Peter Donen ... production visual effects supervisor
Miller Drake ... visual effects co-supervisor
Fortunato Frattasio ... visual effects: CFC
Tim Gibbons ... digital compositor
Brian Hanable ... digital effects compositor
Rob Hodgson ... digital effects supervisor
Christopher Ivins ... compositor
Joanne Ladolcetta ... rotoscoper: Cinesite
Vincent Lavares ... digital asset manager: Cinesite
Gregory D. Liegey ... visual effects composite artist
Ariana Lingenfelser ... visual effects producer
Anthony Mabin ... senior digital effects compositor: CFC/Manex
Matt Magnolia ... visual effects editorial: CFC/MVFX
Sarah Moore ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Jason Piccioni ... compositing supervisor
Janet Quen ... digital effects compositor
Sheldon Ramones ... technical assistant
Linda Schubell-Sundlin ... assistant effects editor
Jerry Sells ... digital compositor
Thomas J. Smith ... digital effects supervisor
Tomme B. Stanley ... digital artist
David Stephan ... storyboard artist
Jonathan F. Styrlund ... visual effects producer
Jon Tanimoto ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Doug Tubach ... digital compositor
Patrick Tubach ... compositor (as Pat Tubach)
Jeff Wells ... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Bob Wiatr ... digital effects compositor
Ian Wosiski ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Christopher Dusendschon ... Panavision main title optical compositor: THDX (uncredited) / in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited) / optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
Steven Emmert ... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Matt Linder ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kama Moiha ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kenny Roy ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Andy Tamandl ... animator: Hammerhead Productions (uncredited)
Cesar Velazquez ... visual effects: Cinesite (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Borzello ... stunt double: John C. Reilly
Christopher Doyle ... stunt coordinator
John Escobar ... stunt driver
Spice Williams-Crosby ... stunt double: Kelly Preston (as Spice Williams)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phil Abraham ... director of photography: second unit
Ken W. Ballantine ... lighting technician
Noah Behar ... rigging grip
Mike Bonnaud ... lamp operator
Brian Carmichael ... video assist operator
Paul Caven ... lighting technician
Meredith Collins ... second assistant camera
Lew Comenetz ... video engineer
Gary Dagg ... key grip
Craig DiBona ... camera operator
James J. Ferris ... electrician
Samuel G. Friedman ... electrician
Ben Glass ... still photographer
Fred Goodich ... director of photography: second unit
Roger Kimpton ... grip
Sal Lanza ... key grip
Vincent Lanza ... grip
Lorna Leslie ... camera loader: Los Angeles
Patrick J. McIntyre ... camera operator: video camera
Matthew Moriarty ... assistant camera
Mike Moyer ... gaffer
David W. Nims ... grip
David Norris ... camera operator: Wescam camera, New York
David A. Parks ... rigging electrician
John Pedone ... electrician
TaMarah Philpot ... second assistant camera
Chris Rosen ... electrician
Monty Rowan ... camera operator
Brooke Stanford ... rigging electrician
Larissa Supplitt ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Thornton ... first company grip
Giovanni Zelko ... set lighting technician

Casting Department

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Susie Farris ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Kari Wells ... extras casting (as Karen Sellars)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Pattie J. Barbosa ... costumer
Cynthia Black ... set costumer
Sarah Edwards ... assistant costume designer
Marta Font ... costumer
Anne Gorman ... wardrobe
Estella Marie ... seamstress
Roseann Milano ... additional wardrobe
Marcia Patten ... costumer
Roland Sanchez ... costumer
Barnaby Smith ... key set costumer
Tom Soluri ... set costumer

Location Management

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Tyson Bidner ... location assistant
Maria T. Bierniak ... location manager
Nathaniel Bonini ... location manager: re-shoot
Denise Collins ... location scout
Douglas Dresser ... assistant location manager
Albert Epps ... key assistant location manager
John Fedynich ... location manager
Stuart Nicolai ... location assistant
Demian Resnick ... location assistant
Paul Schreiber ... location scout
Joshua Silverman ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael K. Bauer ... assistant music editor
Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Tim Boyle ... score mixer
James Burt ... assistant music editor
Johnny Caruso ... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
George Doering ... musician
Jim Dunbar ... music consultant
Thomas Golubic ... music coordinator
Sean M. Hickey ... music preparation
Danny Holloway ... music consultant
Norman Ludwin ... musician: bass
Yvonne McDonald ... music coordinator
Christopher S. Parker ... music clearances
Basil Poledouris ... conductor / orchestrator
G. Marq Roswell ... music supervisor
Curtis Roush ... music editor
Bob Sanders ... musician: trombone / trombone
Steven Scott Smalley ... orchestrator
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn
Adrienne Zi ... film score producer (as Mi Chaing)
Orion Crawford ... song transcriber (uncredited)
J.C. Crowley ... musician (uncredited)
Steve Forman ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alan Kaplan ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Gayle Levant ... musician: harp (uncredited)
James Walker ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ken Farnell ... driver
Keith D. Fisher ... transportation co-captain
Charles Montgomery ... driver
Ian Overson ... driver: honeywagon (as Jan Overson)
Terry R. Owens ... production driver
Tony Peralta ... driver
Thomas Reilly ... driver
Aaron Skalka ... transportation coordinator
Jay Thompson ... driver
Richard Vincent ... driver
Michael Young ... transportation captain
Alberto Coto ... driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Tamsin Anstey ... assistant accountant
Tamara Bally ... production accountant
Felicia Brokaw ... production assistant
Maurice Cabrera ... parking coordinator
Candice Campos ... assistant production coordinator
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Grant Curtis ... assistant: Mr. Raimi
Eric M. Cyphers ... production assistant
Shirley Davis ... production coordinator: additional photography, New York
Louie Esparza ... laborer gangboss
Dina Farnell ... production coordinator
Pablo Ferro ... title designer: main titles
Courtney Henley-Anderson ... production secretary
Andy Hernandez ... production assistant
Ryan Hintz ... post-production accountant
Claudio Jacobellis ... production assistant
Timothy S. Kane ... production assistant
Richie Kawamoto ... production assistant
Michael G. Kehoe ... craft service company: Aspen/Los Angeles (as Michael Kehoe)
Tony Kerum ... caterer
Rob Koehn ... production assistant
Meaghan F. McLaughlin ... production assistant
Shelby Miller ... key p/a
Julia Morgan ... production assistant
Liz Newman ... production coordinator: New York
Chris Perkel ... production assistant
Wayne Petrucelli ... security coordinator
Jimmie Pinckney ... production assistant
Judy Pursley ... assistant accountant
Alexis Radogost-Givens ... accounting clerk
Olimpia T. Rinaldi ... assistant accountant
Matt Smith ... assistant baseball coordinator
Jeffrey D. Stevens ... key set medic
Joni Tackette ... crowd extras assistant coordinator
Mark Thomason ... photo double / stand-in
Melinka Thompson-Godoy ... assistant: Ms. Robinson
Ajamu Walker ... production assistant
Troy Waters ... marine coordinator
Amy L. Weinblum ... production assistant
Adam T. Weisinger ... production assistant
Debi West ... payroll accountant
Jenni Wieland ... second assistant accountant
Marc Davies ... baseball player stand in (uncredited)
Michael Espinosa ... production assistant (uncredited)
Randee Lynne Jensen ... creative assistant (uncredited)
Steve Lee ... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin McKeever ... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin McNamara ... production assistant (uncredited)
George A. Parker ... technical supervisor: preview (uncredited)
Nelson Pereyra ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Billy Chapel must choose between the woman he loves and the game he lives for. See more »
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Also Known As
  • For the Love of the Game (United States)
  • Pour l'amour du jeu (France)
  • Aus Liebe zum Spiel (Germany)
  • Entre el amor y el juego (Spain)
  • Aus Liebe zum Spiel (Austria)
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Runtime
  • 137 min
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Box Office

Budget $50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $13,041,685, 19 Sep 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia The shots of Billy Chapel's parents at the beginning of the movie are Kevin Costner's actual parents. See more »
Goofs Baseball has a rule saying that any player who has been in the MLB for 10 or more years, and has played the last 5 or more consecutively with the same team has a full no-trade clause. Having played the last 19 for the Tigers, so they could not have traded Kevin Costner's character without his permission to do so. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in American Beauty/Blue Streak/For Love of the Game (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Summer Wind See more »
Quotes Vin Scully: The cathedral that is Yankee Stadium belongs to a Chapel.
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