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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 »
9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Catch See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,400,125, 10 April 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,071,069, 7 August 2005
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jessamy Finet (Theresa) is an actual, die-hard Red Sox fan who appeared in Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie (2004), a documentary about the Red Sox's heartbreaking 2003 season. Jimmy Fallon saw the film and convinced producers to cast her for the role of Theresa. See more »

Goofs

When Ben goes to his first game, during batting practice they show the second baseman wearing number 14. In 1980 number 14 belonged to Jim Rice. Jim Rice is black, the second baseman is white. 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 »

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 »

Connections

Version of Fever Pitch (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonshot Manny
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Written by Joe Pernice and José Ayerve
Performed by Joe Pernice
Courtesy of Ashmont Records, Inc.
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A Decent Enough Distraction
17 April 2005 | by Barky44See 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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