For Love of the Game Poster

Release Date: September 17th, 1999

DVD Release Date: April 4th, 2000

PG-13|2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
Forty-year-old pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) is practically a dinosaur by professional baseball standards, fast approaching the end of his career. But, as Chapel stands on the mound pitching the game of his life, his thoughts don't turn to his prized history in sports, but rather return again and again to his tumultuous relationship with Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston), a single mom who has stood at his side through the good and the bad but is now on the verge of leaving him.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone, Brian Cox, J.K. Simmons, Vin Scully, Steve Lyons

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Beacon Communications, Tig Productions, Universal Pictures, Mirage Enterprises

Distributors: Universal Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Ratings & Reviews

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  • After revitalizing baseball movies with "Field of Dreams" and "Bull Durham," he's now three for three with the funny, quirky, rueful, and richly textured For Love of the Game. show more

  • It is impossible to think of anyone but Costner in this role. His commitment and sincerity are never in doubt. show more

  • None of their efforts can turn this ho-hum, mildly entertaining line-drive single into a solid, explosive home run.

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