For Love Of The Game

Theatrical Release: September 17, 1999
For Love Of The Game
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Synopsis

Kevin Costner returns to baseball in this look at an aging (he’s 42) top dog pitcher learning in one day that his lady is leaving, the team is being sold, and his boss suggests he hang up his glove because he’s over the hill. I mean, this guy is having a bad day. While on the mound, between speedball pitches, he looks back, re-examining his life. Will he lose this record-earning game? Will he retire? Will the girl really leave on a jet plane? Hey, it’s a baseball movie. If you can’t answer these simple questions, you haven’t seen Bull Durham, Angels in the Outfield, The Babe Ruth Story, Field of Dreams, Take Me out to the Ball Game, A League of Their Own, Pastime, The Winning Team, etc.

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Content Description

Profanity and obscenity from the leads sprinkled throughout; implied sexual situations, and the couple lives together outside marriage. Although the lead confesses that he believes in God, and prays once while on the mound, still his lifestyle doesn’t seem to be one that exalts biblical guidelines such as the 4th commandment. I really like Costner, but doesn’t it bother you that one of the cinema’s biggest stars, renown for playing good guys, profanes God’s name in nearly every one of his movie?

Info

Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Dana Stevens
Director: Sam Raimi
Producer: Armyan Bernstein and Amy Robinson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 138 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone.