The Sports Pages

The Sports Pages

Director: Richard Benjamin Cast: Bob Newhart, Kelsey Grammer, Gary Basaraba
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The Sports Pages

The funny side of sports fandom provides the common element for two stories in this made-for-cable anthology feature. In the first segment, based on a short story by Don Marquis, a golfer (Bob Newhart) looks like he's about to break 100 for the first time, but his partner (Kelsey Grammer) keeps insisting upon following every rule in the book, much to his friend's annoyance. The second story is based on 1968's real-life "Heidi Bowl" incident, in which NBC-TV's broadcast of a hard-fought game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, which seemed likely to determine the AFL championship, was cut off --with 65 seconds left to play and the score at 32-29 -- in order to begin a scheduled showing of a made-for-TV movie based on the classic children's story Heidi. Eugene Levy plays a network control room supervisor, Ellie Harvie appears as a NBC switchboard operator trying to handle the sudden influx of angry calls, Gary Basaraba plays her husband, who is watching the game at home with friends, and John Kapelos is a bookie with a lot of money riding on the game. Fox-TV sports commentator James Brown hosts the two-part film, which was produced for the Showtime premium cable network.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2004
UPC: 0097368034341
Original Release: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 14,843

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen format; Dolby Digital English stereo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Newhart Doc Waddens
Kelsey Grammer Howard Greene
Gary Basaraba Frank
Brian Markinson Robert Russo
Graham Jarvis Judge
Kevin McNulty Actor
Gillian Barber Actor
Deejay Jackson Actor
Robin Mossley Actor
John Kapelos Marvin
Zachary Ansley Peyton
Eugene Levy Mr. White
Jeremy Ratchford Actor
Philip Maurice Hayes Actor
Christian Bocher Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Benjamin Director
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Bette Chadwick Casting
Allison Cowitt Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Douglas Higgins Production Designer
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Danny Nowak Cinematographer
Donald Todd Screenwriter
Joseph Vitarelli Score Composer
George Zaloom Executive Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. True Sports Tales [2:48]
2. The Accused [6:03]
3. A Perfect Day for Golf [4:34]
4. Fouls and Penalties [4:48]
5. The 18th Hole [7:19]
6. Justifiable Homicide [5:47]
7. No More Bets [3:41]
8. Jew a Few Friends [5:30]
9. Taking the Spread [4:33]
10. All the Right Buttons [6:54]
11. Saving America [5:34]
12. What About Heidi? [5:25]
13. A Whole New Ballgame [6:05]
14. Technical Difficulties [7:37]
15. Network Under Siege [4:10]
16. It's Only a Game [8:13]

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The Sports Pages 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dolly_Jean More than 1 year ago
My husband who is an avid golfer and I a novice both really had some good laughs watching this movie.