For Love of the Game
Widescreen
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Sam Raimi
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-068423
Running time: 2:18 (138 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.30:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 04, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#627)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 07, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Legendary Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) has always been better at baseball than at love. Just ask Jane (Kelly Preston), his on-again, off-again girlfriend. At the end of a disappointing season, just before what may be the last professional game of his life, Jane tells Billy she's leaving him. Now, with his career and his love life in the balance, Billy battles against his physical and emotional limits as he plays the game of his life. And now with every pitch, Billy comes closer to making the most important decision of his life. The suspense doesn't end until the last ball is thrown in this heartwarming drama about love, life and the perfect game.
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Genres
Drama
Sports
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Beacon Pictures
 • Tig Productions
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Interactive Game
Easter Eggs
On Universal home video's release of For Love Of The Game you can find a trivia game that will reveal a hidden feature when finished correctly.

Play the 'On the Mound' Trivia game and try to get all 12 answers about
perfect baseball games right before you get three strikes for incorrect
answers. Make it to the end of the game before getting your third
strike and hit a 'Grand Slam'. Your reward is a special Universal short
'Play Ball With Babe Ruth' from 1931 entitled 'Slide, Babe, Slide'... a great 15 minute black and white short starring the old Bambino himself!
If you need a little help with the answers, here's a list with the correct replies for the tirivia question. 1-C, 2-B, 3-C, 4-A, 5-B, 6-A, 7-C, 8-C, 9-B, 10-C, 11-A, 12-A... but only if you really need them.
Crew
Direction
Sam Raimi....Director
Writing
Michael Shaara....Original Material By
Dana Stevens....Screenwriter
Production
Ron Bozman....Executive Producer
Marc Abraham....Executive Producer
Armyan Bernstein....Producer
Amy Robinson....Producer
Cinematography
John Bailey....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Eric L. Beason....Film Editor
Arthur Coburn....Film Editor
Music
Basil Poledouris....Composer
Sound
Ed Novick....Production Sound Mixer
Kelly Cabral....Supervising Sound Editor
Wylie Stateman....Supervising Sound Editor
Steve Maslow....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Landaker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Judianna Makovsky....Costume Designer
Neil Spisak....Production Designer
Peter Donen....Visual Effects
Jim Feng....Art Director
Steve Arnold....Art Director
Mark Bero....Visual Effects
Al Di Sarro....Visual Effects
Margo Baxley....Costume Designer
Bernadette Mazur....Make-up Artist
Kris Evans....Make-up Artist
F.X. Perez....Make-up Artist
Joseph A. Campayno....Make-up Artist
Visual Effects by Cinesite
Thomas J. Smith....Visual Effects
Visual Effects by Hammerhead Productions
Contance Bracewell....Visual Effects
Jamie Dixon....Visual Effects
Thaddeus Beier....Visual Effects
Special Visual Effects by CFC / MVFX
Rob Hodgson....Visual Effects
Cast
Kevin Costner....Billy Chapel
Kelly Preston....Jane Aubrey
John C. Reilly....Gus Sinski
Jena Malone....Heather
Brian Cox....Gary Wheeler
JK Simmons....Frank Perry
Vin Scully....Himself
Steve Lyons....Himself
Carmine D. Giovinazzo....Ken Strout
Bill Rogers....Davis Birch
Hugh Ross....Mike Udall
Domenick Lombardozzi....Tow Truck Driver
Arnetia Walker....Airport Bartender
Larry Joshua....Yankee Fan in Bar
Detroit Tigers
Greer Barnes....Mickey Hart
Scott Bream....Brian Whitt
Jose Mota....Jose Garcia
Earl Johnson....Marcus Ransom
Chris Lemonis....Lee Giordano
Jesse Ibarra....Dennis Skinner
Pedro Swann....Juan Vasquez
Michael Rivera....Jimmy Pena
David Eiland....Relief Pitcher
Joe Lisi....Pete
Jim Colborn....3rd Base Coach
Michael Borzello....Catcher Double
Paul Bradshaw....Tiger Pitching Coach
Gene Kirley....Tiger Bench Coach
Tiger Bench
Chris Fischer
Jonathan Marc McDonnell
Barry Bradford
Kevin Craig West
Wes Said Drake
Luis Moro
New York Yankees
Michael Papajohn....Sam Tuttle
John Darjean, Jr.....Jonathan Warble
Donzell McDonald....Lenny Howell
Scott Pose....Matt Crane
Vick Brown....Jesus Cabrillo
Chris Ashby....Nardini
Bill Masse....Mike Robinson
Mike Buddie....Jack Spellman
Eric Knowles....Ted Franklin
Ricky Ledee....Ruiz
Juan Nieves....Francisco Delgado
Augie Garrido....Yankee Manager
Rick Reed....Home Plate Umpire
Rich Garcia....1st Base Umpire
Jerry Crawford....2nd Base Umpire
Robert Leo Sheppard....Yankee Stadium Announcer
Eddie Layton....Yankee Stadium Organist
Robinson Frank Adu....Locker Room Attendant
Hecklers
T. Sean Ferguson
Victor Colicchio
David Mucci
Jacob Reynolds....Wheeler's Nephew
Maurice Shrog....Yankee Stadium Usher
Karen Williams....Kisha Birch
Tracy Middendorf....Blonde Player's Wife
William Newman....Fitch
PJ Barry....Waldorf Doorman
Frank Girardeau....Waldorf Bellhop
Caterina Zapponi....Waldorf Singer
Monte Alexander....Waldorf Pianist
Daniel Dae Kim....ER Doctor
Judith Drake....ER Nurse
Bill Vincent....X-Ray Technician
Billy V. Costner....Billy's Father
Sharon Rae Costner....Billy's Mother
Mark Thomason....Billy's Father (Early Years)
Laura Cayouette....Masseuse
Christopher Cousins....Ian
Gallery Doormen
Ted Raimi
Michael Emerson
Shelly Desai....Taxi Driver
Lucinda Faraldo....Airline Ticket Agent
Ed Morgan....Man at Café
Autograph Seekers
Brian Edward Hickey
Tracy Perry
Sonia Aurora....Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Allison Baker....Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Tom Bezas....Young Fan (uncredited)
Jani Blom....Drunk Guy (uncredited)
Cory Buck....Featured (uncredited)
Maureen Bothe....Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Todd Carroll....Yankee Player (uncredited)
Piper Cochrane.... (uncredited)
Stephanye Dussud....Detroit Tiger's Wife (uncredited)
Phil Faicco....Fan (uncredited)
Caroline Fogarty....Waitress (uncredited)
Guy Guglielmi....Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Phil Hawn....Fan in Airport Lounge (uncredited)
Tracy Howe.... (uncredited)
Nahanni Johnstone.... (uncredited)
David G. Knappe....Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Sheila Lussier....Baseball Player's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Eric Lykins....Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Taylor McCall....Fan (uncredited)
John McEwan....Stadium Spectator (uncredited)
Seth William Meier....Whelan (uncredited)
Michael Neeley....Horseback Cop (uncredited)
Dominic Pace....Aravalo (uncredited)
Michael C. Pierce....Relief Pitcher Lovett (uncredited)
Bobby Plasencia....Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Stu "Large" Riley....Richard (uncredited)
John B. Sterling....Radio Announcer (uncredited, voice)
Laurent St. Pierre....Maitre D' (uncredited)
Al Thompson....Pete (uncredited)
Joseph Tudisco....Yankee Fan (uncredited)
Debra Venedam....Yankee Fan (uncredited)
Tom Ward....Yankees Bench Manager (uncredited)
Geoff Witcher....Detroit Radio Announcer (uncredited)