A Detroit pitcher Billy Chapel, reflects on his life in major league baseball, after he finds out his girlfriend moves to London for a job. Thus forcing the ball player to analyze his life and how his career as a player, and his life without her will change, thus altering his priorities between his career winding to a close, choosing what his path will be, the love of baseball or the love of his life?Written by
During the montage sequence where Chapel is setting down the Yankees with pitch after pitch on the corners, "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones is played. Since the edges of home plate are black rubber a skilled pitcher is said to be "painting the black". See more »
Baseball has a rule saying that any player who has been in the MLB for 10 or more years, and has played the last 5 or more consecutively with the same team has a full no-trade clause. Having played the last 19 for the Tigers, so they could not have traded Kevin Costner's character without his permission to do so. See more »
What if my face was all scraped off and I was totally disfigured and had no arms and legs and I was completely paralyzed. Would you still love me?
No. But we could still be friends.
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A full frontal nude shot of Kevin Costner had to be cut at Universal's request to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »
Few movies leave me breathless. Fewer still leave me speechless.
This was one of those rare events where you find yourself clicking through channels and luck upon the beginning of a movie so engrossing that the world completely stops until the credits roll. This is Costner's greatest performance, with a depth of emotion that we've never seen before.
This is much more than a baseball film. It's a love story about love and baseball, and life and facing the future when you finally "grow up." It's about the choices behind us and the chances ahead.
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