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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.

Writers:

Lowell Ganz (screenplay), Babaloo Mandel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Lindsey
Jimmy Fallon ... Ben
Jason Spevack ... Ben - 1980
Jack Kehler ... Al
Scott Severance Scott Severance ... Artie (as Scott H. Severance)
Jessamy Finet Jessamy Finet ... Teresa (as Jessamy R. Finét)
Maureen Keiller ... Viv
Lenny Clarke ... Uncle Carl
Ione Skye ... Molly
KaDee Strickland ... Robin
Marissa Jaret Winokur ... Sarah
Evan Helmuth ... Troy
Brandon Craggs ... Casey
Brett Murphy ... Ryan
Isabella Fink Isabella Fink ... Audrey
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A Comedy About The Game Of Love.

Genres:

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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Trivia

When Ben and the guys are in the bar and see members of the Red Sox eating, one of them mentions that Ted Williams would roll over in his freezer if he saw this. Fever Pitch was released in 2005, 3 years after his death. See more »

Goofs

The Park scene, according to City of Boston Park rules and regulations, could not legally exist. Ben says in his 'list of things I like about you' Lindsey drinks in the middle of the day, inferring that there is liquor in her cup. According to Section 1 Subsection G 'No person can have in his or her possession intoxicating liquor'. Also Ben is having a BBQ, according to Section 3 Subsection J 'No person can make a fire'. 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

The music at the end is interspersed with radio ads, as if someone is tuning a radio between stations. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD editon of the film dubbed the "Cursed Reversed Edition for Boston Red Sox fans" by Fox contains the alternate ending of the film that was actually shot during the 2004 playoffs and World Series. In the original ending of the film scripted by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, "The Curse of the Bambino" dubbed by die hard Red Sox fans would have continued "if" the Yankees had beaten them in the playoffs. The Red Sox, who were down by three games, had come back and beaten the Yankees which was the first time a pro-sports team had ever come back from such a defeat and eventually won the World Series, sweeping the St.Louis Cardinals. The moment that it had happened, Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon in character, ran onto the field and celebrated with the team. This ending was edited in the film as a montage with narration by actor Jack Kehler. See more »


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Wink and a Nod
Written and Performed by The Funny Bones
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A different kind of Romantic Comedy
10 April 2005 | by americas_for_saleSee all my reviews

I went to see Fever Pitch with my Mom, and I can say that we both loved it. It wasn't the typical romantic comedy where someone is pining for the other, and blah blah blah... You weren't waiting for the climatic first kiss or for them to finally get together. It was more real, because you saw them through the relationship, rather than the whole movie be about them getting together. People could actually relate to the film, because it didn't seem like extraordinary circumstances, or impossible situations. It was really funny, and I think it was Jimmy Fallon's best performance. All in all... I would definitely recommend it!


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,400,125, 10 April 2005

Gross USA:

$42,071,069

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,605,163
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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