For Love of the Game

For Love of the Game

  • Director: Sam Raimi
  • Writer: Michael Shaara,Dana Stevens
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: September 17, 1999
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: For the Love of the Game
  • "For Love of the Game" is a romance film directed by Sam Remy. Kevin Carolina Kostner and Kelly Preston participated in the show. It was released in 1999.
    Billicipo (Kevin Carolina Kostner), the soul character who served in Detroit Tigers for 19 years, is facing a trough in his life: the team has performed poorly this season, and his old injury has relapsed. Taking over will transfer him, and his girlfriend Jean Obury (played by Kelly Preston) will go to England. On the hostile away field, he stood alone on the pitching board, struggling to throw every ball, and re-examining his life. 


    • Release date September 17, 1999
    • Filming locations Depot Place ramp over RR tracks, Bronx, NYC, USA
    • Production companies Universal Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions

    Box office


    $80,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Lonnie 2022-02-17 08:02:14

      This is the movie that Costner is good at

      Several sports-related movies starring Kevin Costner, such as tincup tin cup, Bull Durham, etc., have more or less restored his position in Hollywood in a difficult situation. They are all related to Costner’s beloved baseball. The box office and reviews of the movie are good. It's comforting.
      It is rumored that Kevin had a full frontal nude performance in a episode of the bathroom in the film. Later, when it was released in Los Angeles, the audience complained and ridiculed that the...

    • By Santina 2022-02-17 08:02:14

      For Love of the Game

      There is a reason why I just love baseball movies and baseball in general, because it is never just about the game, there is always dedication and respect involved when a professional does the same thing for thousands of times throughout their life. For Love of the Game is not a perfect movie, in fact it's not even close. The movie is sappy and corny and cheesy, but at the same time it is beautiful and truly a movie for people who simply love the game of baseball. Life, like baseball, requires...

    • By Bret 2022-02-17 08:02:14

      "Baseball Love": "Put away your baseball!"

      Hollywood will never lack "fast-consumer" genre movies, even if it is an inspirational theme or sports story with no suspense. As one of them, "Baseball Love" can basically reflect the overall pattern of Hollywood movies. But in detail, there are still some imperfections, which will be explained in detail below.

      The film tells the story of Billy Chip, played by Kevin Costner, who won a key game as an older baseball player with a hand injury and recovered his girlfriend. The beginning...

    • By Rogers 2022-02-17 08:02:14

      Love is complicated, baseball is simple

      American movies, similar to Chinese college entrance examination essays, often have to have a sentence that clearly tells you the meaning of the movie, and then the whole movie is described around this central point.

      The core of Costner's movie is what Billy and Jane said during a walk on their second date. Billy said that his father loved two things in his life, mother and baseball.

      Billy Chap entered the professional...

    • By Brice 2022-02-17 08:02:14

      Unintentionally encounter classics

      I accidentally saw this movie played in six sets of movies. I thought it was just a sports movie, but I was attracted by it unknowingly. Although I had to work the next day, I insisted on seeing the end, it was already more than one o'clock in the morning.
          After reading it, I did not hesitate to include it in my private collection.
          I think this is a very detailed and practical movie. It can be classified as a life movie, an emotional movie or even an inspirational movie,...

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    • By Maxwell 2022-03-27 09:01:15

      Another baseball film by Costner, always moving forward, the billy chapel that never gives up even when it's the end of the road. The structure is a lot like a slumdog...

    • By Trevion 2022-03-27 09:01:15

      Warm feeling Costner slightly...

    • By Freddy 2022-03-27 09:01:15

      ok ok! How to act smoothly! you! Just be happy! The background board loves to look for a twist / Rangers will win / Yankees are also very cooperative...

    • By Jovani 2022-03-26 09:01:11

      Finish the story. Fully schematized. 8 I can't stand so many familiar faces. . . Magenta classmates are so delicious in baseball...

    • By Albert 2022-03-26 09:01:11

      I only came down to watch it because of Carmine's virgin cameo in it. Baseball and life are intertwined in the rise and fall of love, and the promotion of typical American personal heroism, especially when Costner is good at this kind of performance is nothing special. It's just that the overlapping of life's ups and downs and the persistence and helplessness of loving oneself and loved ones are very...

    Movie plot

    This is the story of Billy Zhuobiao, a legend in American baseball history. This professional pitcher, at the end of his baseball career, found that many of his life’s glories have disappeared: it is not only the team he has been with for 20 years that exchanged him with other team members, it is the most exciting for him. What is unacceptable is that his girlfriend, Jan O Billie Wang , who has been with him for many years , wants to...
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    Background creation

    "It was the script of the film that attracted me," said director Sam Remy. "This is a very touching love story. I am a baseball fan, and this is the first script that makes me intoxicated in baseball. Dana Si Dana Stevens brought us to the world of real baseball players." In the eyes of producer Amy Robinson, the combination of love and baseball in the story is perfect.
    With the exception of several off-season scenes shot in Aspen,...
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    Release date:

    Country/Region Release/Release Date (Details)
    United States USA September 15, 1999...(premiere)
    United States USA September 17, 1999
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    Movie quotes

    • Gus Sinski: Trying to take my hand off?

      Billy Chapel: Sorry.

      Gus Sinski: Just let me set for that juice. Warn me or something.

      Billy Chapel: I'm gonna throw a little harder than usual today. There's your warning.

      Gus Sinski: Chap, don't throw it away too early.

      Billy Chapel: Today I'm throwing hard.

      Gus Sinski: You and me? One more time?

      Billy Chapel: Why not?

    • Billy Chapel: I used to believe, I still do, that if you give something your all it doesn't matter if you win or lose, as long as you've risked everything put everything out there. And I've done that. I did it my entire life. I did it with the game. But I never did it with you, I never gave you that. And I'm sorry. I know I'm on really thin ice but, when you said I didn't need you... well last night should've been the biggest night of my life, and it wasn't. It wasn't because you weren't there. So I just wanted to tell you, not to change your mind or keep you from going, but just so you know, that I know, that I do need you.

    • Jane Aubrey: All I've got is my toothbrush and a bathing suit I bought at the airport. You're not smiling. You're annoyed. I'm an idiot.

      Billy Chapel: No, I'm an idiot. Jane, listen to me. No matter what happens in the next five minutes l want you to know that when I opened this door l was so happy to see you that my heart leapt. It leapt in my chest.