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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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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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Trivia

James Sikking played in two episodes of Charlie's Angels (1977-1979) the t.v. series, Drew Barrymore starred in the blockbuster 2000 movie Charlie's Angels followed up by Charlie's Angels- Full Throttle. See more »

Goofs

When Ben asks Lindsey to opening day, his ticket says Tuesday April 11. April 11 was a Sunday in 2004. Also, opening day was not on a Tuesday, it was on a Friday. 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

Footage of the "rolling rally" victory parade is shown at the end. 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

References SportsCenter (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Northern Sky
(1970)
Written and Performed by Nick Drake
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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fever all through the night
15 March 2006 | by movieluvobiviousSee all my reviews

The movie shocked me. Personally i had herd mostly bad buzz. Well finally after owning the DVD for months now i pooped it in on a sleepless night. though the movie did drag the extra footage was used with purpose the seriousness of his passion and his recovery from addition to the game would have been less realistic if they had left out any scenes. The best thing about the movie is it's consistency with the relationship. There were no ex's popping up or characters threatening the relationship. I mean typically we see the girl meets boy by some amazing twist of fate,they date,something we saw coming breaks them up up and then they get back together in the last five minutes of the movie. but this movie did not follow that mold. We actually experienced the relationship and it's flaws and though the characters did have there moments of anti-love they did not have dramatic pauses were they went off and did a montage every 15 and then reunite in love again. i did not feel the movie was as predictable as the rest of the romance movies. The story was unique and truthful to reality in the way that i felt these people in the film were the most believable that i have seen in a romance film from modern times.And it did not hurt that all the baseball games were real and they were at the actual world series so fate kicked in a little there also. It's no "My fair lady" but it is a spirited and honest film. I'll simply say i like it.


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