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For Love of the Game Details


Based on the novel by Michael Shaara, For Love of the Game brought Kevin Costner back to the world of baseball after his successes with Kevin Costner (1988) and Kevin Costner (1989). Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) is a star pitcher with the Detroit Tigers, standing on the mound at Yankee Stadium and throwing what is shaping up to be a perfect game with the help of his best friend and catcher, Gus Osinski (John C. Reilly). However, Billy is having a hard time keeping his mind on the game; he's come to a crossroads in both his personal and professional lives, and he isn't sure what to do or where to go. He's learned that the Tigers are about to be sold, and the new owners intend to trade him at the end of the season, and that his girlfriend Jane (Kelly Preston) is planning to leave him. For Love of the Game represents a change of pace for director Sam Raimi, best-known for the Sam Raimi trilogy and the acclaimed suspense drama Sam Raimi (1998) (although Raimi, a baseball fan born in Michigan, doubtless enjoyed making a film featuring the Detroit Tigers). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 15, 1999


Kevin Costner
as Billy Chapel
Kelly Preston
as Jane Aubrey
John C. Reilly
as Gus Osinski
Jena Malone
as Heather Aubrey
Brian Cox
as Gary Wheeler
J.K. Simmons
as Frank Perry
Vin Scully
as himself
Carmine Giovinazzo
as Ken Strout
Bill E. Rogers
as Davis Birch
Hugh Ross
as Mike Udall


Sam Raimi
Amy Robinson
Armyan Bernstein
Dana Stevens
Michael Shaara
Book Author
John Bailey
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
G. Marq Roswell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Eric L. Beason
Arthur Coburn
Neil Spisak
Production Designer
James C. Feng
Art Director
Steve Arnold
Art Director
Marc Abraham
Executive Producer
Ron Bozman
Executive Producer
Karen O'Hara
Set Designer
Andrew Menzies
Set Designer
Sally Thornton
Set Designer
Carolyn Cartwright
Set Designer
Judianna Makovsky
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Gregg Landaker
Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Heffron
First Assistant Director
Lynn Kressel
Miller Drake
Visual Effects Supervisor
Wylie Stateman
Sound Editor