Fenway Park featured in 'Fever Pitch'

April 9, 2005 at 7:49 PM
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BOSTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Some in Boston feel one of the stars of the movie "Fever Pitch" is Fenway Park, the major league's oldest ballpark.

"Without sounding self-aggrandizing, we feel like Fenway Park is the star of the movie," said Chuck Steedman, Red Sox senior director of broadcast services.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly's new romantic comedy, which opens this weekend, also stars actors Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon.

Robin Dawson, executive director of the Massachusetts Film Bureau, said all of baseball is more open to putting "the show" in show business and the Boston Red Sox "bent over backwards" in giving the Farrelly brothers 10 days, including five game days, to shoot the film, the Boston Herald reported Saturday.

"We didn't want to abuse the good will of the Red Sox organization and fans," Peter Farrelly said. "Especially on game days. The fans are there to watch a ball game. They don't want their view of the field blocked by a bunch of guys trying to make a movie."

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