For Love of the Game | 1999

Drama, Adaptation
A veteran pitcher reflects on his life as he pitches his final game.

Cast

Kevin Costner ... Billy Chapel

Actor

Kelly Preston ... Jane Aubrey

Actor

John C Reilly ... Gus Sinski

Actor

Jena Malone ... Heather

Actor

Brian Cox ... Gary Wheeler

Actor

J.K. Simmons ... Frank Perry

Actor

Vin Scully ... Himself

Actor

Steve Lyons ... Himself

Actor

Carmine Giovinazzo ... Ken Strout

Actor

Bill Rogers ... Davis Birch

Actor

Hugh Ross ... Mike Udall

Actor

Domenick Lombardozzi ... Tow Truck Driver

Actor

Writers

Dana Stevens

Screenplay

Michael Shaara

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Adco Equipment

Production Company

American Baseball Caps

Production Company

American Humane Association

Production Company

Antigua

Production Company

Aspen Skiing Company

Production Company

Beacon Pictures

Production Company

Synopsis

It's the last day of baseball season at Yankee Stadium and 56,000 fans are wondering if 40-year-old Detroit Tiger pitcher, Billy Chapel, will complete what has been eight innings of a perfect game. But Billy has more than baseball on his mind today. Questions surrounding his life and career don't go down as easily as the eight innings of batters who've approached home plate. Does he end his career on a high note when he learns that his team has been sold to a corporation whose first plan of action is to trade him away? Does he let the talented and beautiful magazine writer Jane Aubrey board that plane and start her life in a new country without him because she hasn't room in her heart for him and his huge ego? Is Jane his true love? Has he ever truly loved anything but baseball? What will be his final pitch?

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