For Love of the Game - For Love of the Game (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John C. Reilly Gus Osinski
Kevin Costner Billy Chapel
Brian Cox Gary Wheeler
Bill E. Rogers Davis Birch
Carmine Giovinazzo Ken Strout
Kevin Kostner
Steve Lyons Himself
Jena Malone Heather Aubrey
Jenna Malone
Jacqueline Piñol
Kelly Preston Jane Aubrey
Vin Scully himself
J.K. Simmons Frank Perry
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Sam Raimi
Producer Armyan Bernstein; Amy Robinson
Writer Michael Shaara; Dana Stevens
Studio Universal
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 137 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.1
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 Bull Durham (1988) and Field of Dreams (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 Evil Dead trilogy and the acclaimed suspense drama A Simple Plan (1998) (although Raimi, a baseball fan born in Michigan, doubtless enjoyed making a film featuring the Detroit Tigers). — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 100
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 025192068423
Chapters 18
Release Date 1/6/2004
Subtitles Czech; Danish; Dutch; English; Finnish; German; Greek; Hebrew; Norwegian; Polish; Swedish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen