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Fever Pitch (1985)

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A Los Angeles sports writer (Ryan O'Neil) becomes a little too involved with his work while researching an article on gambling. Quickly becoming a gambling addict, the writer is in danger of losing much more than he bargained for.

Cast

Ryan O'Neal
as Taggart
Chad Everett
as Dutchman
John Saxon
as Sports editor
Hank Greenspun
as Las Vegas Sun Publisher
William Smith
as Panama Hat
Keith Hefner
as Sweeney
Mel Albert
as Working Press
Jose Aldana
as Working Press
Cherie Michan
as Rose O'Sharon
Bud Beyrooty
as Working Press
Tom Schanley
as Scanlon
Tony March
as Bodyguard
Stu Black
as Bodyguard
Johnny Sekka
as Chocolate
Steve Danton
as Towel Boy
Pearl Shear
as Mrs. Applebaum
Chad McQueen
as Prisoner
Bobby Jacoby
as Gam-A-Teen Boy
Heidi Sorenson
as Airport Attendant
Lonny Chin
as Miss Casablanca
D.P. Bentley
as High Roller
Joe Bernard
as Bernstein
Selma Archerd
as Sister Theresa
Bill Caplan
as Poker Player
Sid Sakowicz
as Poker Player
Leonard Sacks
as Bet-Taker
John Kriby
as Bet-Taker
Alan Buchdahl
as Track Announcer
Mary Asta
as Hitchhiker
Jimmie Spades
as Security
Bill Willard
as Casino Guard
Steven Clow
as Working Press
Rita Cox
as Working Press
Carol Crotta
as Working Press
Steven Horn
as Working Press
Bob Keisser
as Working Press
Robert Lutz
as Working Press
Allan Malamud
as Working Press
Kevin Modesti
as Working Press
Fred Robledo
as Working Press
William Schorr
as Working Press
Bud Furillo
as Working Press
Tim Liotta
as Working Press
Len Miller
as Working Press
James Murray
as Working Press
Benita Bellamy
as Exotic Dancer
Diane Shah
as Working Press
John Kirby
as Bet-Taker
Jeff Silverman
as Working Press
Rich Tosches
as Working Press
Scott A. Zamost
as Working Press
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Critic Reviews for Fever Pitch

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Brooks films the action in sharply defined images with spare and aggressive angles, conjuring the inner howls of conflicting desires tearing Steve and the sordidly glossy milieu apart during even the simplest of events.

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

Unfortunately, plot is a totally unconvincing jumble and Ryan O'Neal as a sports reporter hooked on the gambling game is wooden and unsympathetic.

April 8, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

The opening segments of the movie are simply odd, distracting and unconvincing. It's the movie's final act that is sick.

April 8, 2008 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

An old-fashioned and numbingly predicable problem pic of the kind that he used to do rather better.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

You could live a long time and never see anything as awful as Fever Pitch.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 0.5/5
New York Times
Top Critic

It waffles constantly, and we never know if the creators are for or against gambling.

April 8, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

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