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Reel Life: 'Fever Pitch'

Does Drew Barrymore know anything about baseball? Is Jimmy Fallon a Red Sox fan? Jeff Merron separates the real from the reel.

Updated: September 30, 2005, 12:53 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

The producers of "Fever Pitch" aren't subtle about their timing: they finished filming just as the 2004 season came to its stunning conclusion, with the film's star -- the Red Sox -- winning their first World Series since 1918. The film premiered during the opening week of the 2005 season, just as the Red Sox were receiving their World Series rings. And the DVD version just came out last week, as one of the greatest Septembers of all time was peaking.

Yet again, the fate of the Red Sox ...

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