One-quarter documentary and three-quarters drama that purports to be an anti-gambling film, FEVER PITCH commences like a PBS special on how much money is wagered in the US. Then the story begins. Ryan O'Neal is a sports columnist for a Los Angeles newspaper and is investigating the world
of illegal gambling as well as the legitimate gambling enterprises in Las Vegas. His investigations lead him into becoming a gambler himself, and he is soon in hock for almost $90,000 to some bent-nosers. It's all a mish-mash, but what makes it totally spurious are some scenes at Gamblers
Anonymous. The end credits of the film have a "thank you" to the National Council on Compulsiv...