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Fever Pitch Details


Nick Hornby's acclaimed memoir about one man's struggle to balance his love of a woman and his love for soccer was the basis of a well-reviewed British film in 1997, and now gets a Americanized rewrite with this picture, in which the game is changed from soccer to baseball. Ben (Jimmy Fallon) is a high-school teacher who meets Lindsay (Drew Barrymore), who has a successful career in business. Ben and Lindsay don't appear to have much in common on the surface, but they hit it off and are soon involved in a serious romance. But when spring rolls around, Lindsay becomes aware of the true love of Ben's life -- the Boston Red Sox. Despite the team's lamentable record, Ben has been a fiercely loyal Red Sox fan since childhood, and Lindsay finds it hard to compete with his passion for baseball, while Ben is forced to choose between the obsessions of his youth and the enthusiasms of a responsible adult. Fever Pitch was shot in part in Boston during the 2004 baseball season, which to the surprise of the filmmakers saw the Red Sox winning baseball's world series for the first time since 1918. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 2005


Drew Barrymore
as Lindsey
Jimmy Fallon
as Ben Wrightman
Jason Spevack
as Ben (1980)
Jack Kehler
as Al
Maureen Keiller
as Viv
Lenny Clarke
as Uncle Carl
Ione Skye
as Molly
KaDee Strickland
as Robin
Matt Watts
as Valet
Andrew Wilson
as Grant Wade
Erin Nanstad
as Female Fan
Sam Dissanayake
as Mr. Abdo
Jermaine Plummer
as High School Kid #4
Peter Gammons
as Himself
Danny Murphy
as 1980's Vendor #1
Don Orsillo
as Himself
Steve Levy
as Reporter At Spring Training
Miranda Black
as Carrie
David Klar
as High School Kid #3
Lizz Alexander
as Charlene
George Ghali
as Vern (gym Teacher)
Greta Onieogou
as Tammy
Harold Reynolds
as Himself
Matthew Peart
as High School Kid #2
Brandon Craggs
as Casey
Bob Weekes
as Hot Dog Vendor #1
Don Gavin
as Cop
Wayne Fleming
as Leon
Willie Garson
as Kevin
John Boylan
as Myerson
Evan Helmuth
as Troy
James B. Sikking
as Doug Meeks
Marissa Jaret Winokur
as Sarah
Tim McCarver
as Himself
Armando Riesco
as Gerard
Johnny Cicco
as Obnoxious Fan
Dennis Eckersley
as Himself
Jackie Burroughs
as Mrs. Warren
Isabella Fink
as Audrey
Bart Bedford
as Man At Other Table
George King
as Mr. Munsell
Scott Desano
as Binocular Guy
Trot Nixon
as Himself
Johnny Damon
as Himself
Jordan Leandre
as Himself
Jason Varitek
as Himself
Howard Nickerson
as Usher
Dan Cummings
as 1980's Vendor #2
Johnny Sneed
as Chris
Siobhan Fallon-Hogan
as Lana
JoBeth Williams
as Maureen Meeks
Quancetia Hamilton
as Rita
Geoffrey Williamson
as High School Kid #1
Daniel Greene
as Waiter
Sharlene Yuen
as Receptionist
Andrea Davis
as Wife
Darren Frost
as Zach
Gina Clayton
as Lady At Other Table
John Ruggiero
as Hot Dog Vendor #2
Zen Gesner
as Steve
Michael Rubenfeld
as Ian
Brian Hayes Currie
as Screaming Fan
Bobby Curcuro
as Loiterer
Keith Macwhorter
as Himself
Mark Andrada
as Ezra
Melinda Lopez
as Sheri
Charlotte Sullivan
as Spin Instructor
J. C. Kenny
as Reporter


Peter Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly
Bradley Thomas
Amanda Posey
Alan Greenspan
Drew Barrymore
Gil Netter
Nancy Juvonen
Nick Hornby
Book Author
Babaloo Mandel
Lowell Ganz
Matthew Leonetti
Manish Raval
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan E. Baumgarten
Maher Ahmad
Production Designer
Marc S. Fischer
Executive Producer
David Evans
Executive Producer
Nick Hornby
Executive Producer
Sophie De Rakoff
Costume Designer
Douglas Cluff
Eric Levenson
Roland Gauvin
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