Released in the USA on November 22 of 1985, "Fever Pitch" (also known as "Jackpot", "Febbre del gioco, La") is a Drama film directed by Richard Brooks . Ryan O'Neal and Catherine Hicks are starring, alongside Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen, Chad Everett and John Saxon.
Gambling is the new national pastime. Reporter Steve Taggart is digging to get the $200 billion story. Bet on it.
Who directed "Fever Pitch":
Fever Pitch was directed by Richard Brooks, an American writer, director, producer, stunt, and actor.
Before making Fever Pitch, Richard Brooks had directed Wrong Is Right, released in 1982, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Bite the Bullet (1975), The Happy Ending (1969), In Cold Blood (1967), and The Professionals (1966).
When was "Fever Pitch" released:
Fever Pitch was initially released on Friday, November 22, 1985, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, November 22, 1985 are Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (dir. Steven Hahn), Bad Medicine (dir. Harvey Miller), and King Solomon's Mines (dir. J. Lee Thompson). This was thirty-three (33) years ago.
Who is at the casting of "Fever Pitch":
At the casting of Fever Pitch we find Ryan O'Neal, previously seen in Irreconcilable Differences (1984) and Partners (1982); Catherine Hicks (The Razor's Edge (1984), Garbo Talks (1984)); Giancarlo Giannini (American Dreamer (1984), Lili Marleen (1981)) [ more... ]
- John Saxon, Cherie Michan and Tony March can be seen in Wrong Is Right, released in 1982.
- William Smith and John Saxon also appeared in Fast Company, released in 1979.
- John Saxon and Rafael Campos can both be seen in The Appaloosa, released in 1966.
- Ryan O'Neal and Tony March can also be seen in Partners, released in 1982.
What is the Storyline of "Fever Pitch":
Steve Taggart is a Los Angeles sports writer who becomes obsessed with gambling. As Taggart gets deeper and deeper into debt, he compounds his problems with associated loan sharks, including the dangerous Dutchman.
Further complications are due to the fact that Taggart's newspaper editor John Saxon has assigned him to write a series of stories about a compulsive gambler, advancing him considerable money to do so, unaware that Taggart's subject is himself. The writer's habit has already cost him his [...]
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