For Love of the Game

1999 132 Mins Audio: English Maturity Rating 13+
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Watch or Download For Love of the Game 1999. Director Sam Raimi, Cast Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly,

A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years. Movie For Love of the Game

Drama, Romance,


baseball, trainer, career, legend, training, sports,

For Love of the Game Parent guide
MPAA Reason
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexuality.

Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
We briefly see the back of Billy's underwear as he gets undressed while preparing for the game. Jane mentions that people should have signs around their necks to describe themselves and includes "horny" as an example (but not meaning for herself). We see Billy and Jane passionately making out in an elevator and then see her in his bed the next morning (under the covers), implying that they had sex. Discussing their amorous encounter, Jane states that "I don't do that. Not since I was in college. I just don't screw like that." When describing herself as plain, Jane says that she doesn't wear sexy underwear because it's really uncomfortable. We see Billy lying on a massage table with only a towel covering his crotch. Later, and as Jane unexpectedly arrives at his place, we see that Billy's masseuse spent the night with him (and we see that woman in her high-cut underwear). As Jane explains that she can't be a baseball groupie, she states that she can't just come down to spring training, get a player's autograph and "sleep with Mr. Right Guard (Billy)." Jane shows a bit of cleavage. Heather asks Billy if he's her mom's boyfriend, he responds "I'm not sure" and she replies, "But you've slept with her?" He just smiles and then tries to change the subject. We learn that Jane had Heather when she was just sixteen. Billy and Jane do some more passionate making out (but fully clothed and standing). Later, we see them in bed under the sheets with her asking him, "What are you doing down there?" It turns out he was retrieving a flashlight and we don't see anything sexual occur, but when she jokes, "It's not mine," he replies, "Oh, you mean it doubles as a flashlight?" as he crawls on top of her (presumably making a reference to the flashlight being a vibrator).

Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
BLOOD/GORE Billy's hand is very bloody after he cuts it with a table saw (we don't see the accident) and we briefly see some blood on the window of a hospital helicopter. VIOLENCE We see Jane kicking her broken-down rental car. Billy's hand is severely cut by a table saw (occurs off camera, but we do see the bloody results). Billy violently slides Jane's items off a bathroom counter top.

Profanity Reason
At least 1 "f" word (and 1 slang term for the sexual use of that word -- "screw"), 13 "s" words, 1 slang term using male genitals ("pr*ck"), 3 asses (1 used with "hole"), 3 hells, 1 damn, 1 S.O.B., 1 crap, and 9 uses of "G-damn," 7 o f "Oh God," 4 each of "Jesus" and "God," and 1 use each of "Oh Jesus," "Oh my God" and "Jesus Christ" as exclamations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Some players drink what may be alcoholic beverages in the first-class section of their plane, but the content of those drinks couldn't be confirmed. Billy has wine in a hotel room while waiting for Jane to show up. Later, we see that he's finished the bottle as well as several mini-bottles of liquor. In a later view of this same scene, we see this again. We see several scenes of people having beer and drinks at an airport bar where Jane also orders a drink. Billy and Jane have wine with dinner. Billy has a beer and we see several beer cans by him as he helps a teammate move. Billy has a drink in a bar (as do others) while waiting for Jane to show up. Billy has a beer during spring training and later has a drink. Heather states that she ran away to her father's house because he doesn't care what she does, and that's because he's "stoned" most of the time (we never see him or any drugs). Billy has a beer and does so again with dinner by himself in a later scene. People have wine at an art reception and we see liquor at a bar where a few people have drinks. People have wine with lunch. Billy escorts a very drunk Gus back to his hotel room. Jane smokes once, while Billy smokes a cigar during a montage. During another montage (and without any dialogue), it appears that Jane is upset with Heather over finding some of her cigarettes (we don't see any smoking). Although it appears that Perry may be chewing tobacco, we later see him blow a bubble, so it's possible that all of the scenes featuring him chewing something all involved gum and not chewing tobacco.

Universal Pictures, Beacon Pictures,

United States of America,




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