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


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