7.07.2009

50 Greatest Sports Films of All Time: #49

#49: For Love of The Game


























The baseball stuff is actually pretty good in this movie, and there's a real touching scene between Reed Rothchild and Crash Davis at the end. But what could have landed this a few spots higher, was the addition of one line of dialogue. Erik... you do the honors....

Erik:
"I pitched the perfect game, but it didn't mean anything without my perfect dame." .

4 comments:

Japeddo said...

What a great choice...I was always embarassed/ashamed that I really liked this movie...glad to see it on the list, unless this is a trick to bring out unworthy HCM followers...oh well...still loved it.

Stupenuts said...

I have to disagree. Nevermind the fact that Kevin Costner is about as good an actor as a more seasoned Keanu Reeves, but John C Riely as the catcher? Seriously? If he is an accurate representation of a Major Legue catcher, then Henry Cotto's mustache would be a turn off to the ladies, and not the glorious aphrodesiac that it so truly is.

Mr. F said...

Nice debut Stupenuts! And while your take on Henry's mustache is right on... there will be no more bad mouthing of the man who brought Dewey Cox to life. NO MORE!!!

wanamaker said...

I have to disagree. Nevermind the fact that Kevin Costner is about as good an actor as a more seasoned Keanu Reeves, but John C Riely as the catcher? Seriously? If he is an accurate representation of a Major Legue catcher, then Henry Cotto's mustache would be a turn off to the ladies, and not the glorious aphrodesiac that it so truly is.