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Bull Durham (1988)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  15 June 1988 (USA)
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A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

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David Neidorf ...
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Danny Gans ...
Deke
Tom Silardi ...
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Lloyd T. Williams ...
Mickey (as Lloyd Williams)
Rick Marzan ...
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Gregory Avellone ...
Doc (as Greg Avelone)
Garland Bunting ...
Teddy - Radio Announcer (as Carey 'Garland' Bunting)
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Crash is an aging minor league ball player, brought up from another team to mature a young pitcher with maturity problems. Both of them become involved with Ann, a baseball groupie with her own perspective on the game. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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It's all about sex and sport. What else is there? See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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15 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La bella y el campeón  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,888,729 (USA)
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Trivia

Melanie Griffith was considered for the role of Annie Savoy, but she was busy with Working Girl (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Crash throws the 8-ball at the mirror after Nuke tells him he's been called up the show. At first, a portion of the broken mirror remains on the wall, then in the next shot it is virtually all gone, then back again but with different broken pieces remaining. See more »

Quotes

Skip: You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!
Larry: Lollygaggers!
Skip: Lollygaggers.
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Referenced in Who Do You Think You Are?: Susan Sarandon (2010) See more »

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Try a Little Tenderness
Written by Harry M. Woods, Jimmy Campbell & Reginald Connelly (as Reg Connelly)
Performed by Dr. John and Bennie Wallace
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All the fun of a night out at the ballpark injected into a film.
4 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's something to be said about Minor League Baseball.While the Major Leagues have their glitz and glamor,the minor leagues are a bit different.It's not so glitzy.It's not so glamorous.Everything having to do with the minor leagues happens on a much smaller scale.For some,like me,the atmosphere of the minors is much more appealing because you don't have a bunch of millionaires out there saying "look what I can do".What you do have are guys trying to prove themselves worthy of that next step,the Major League level,which means that they are more likely to be giving their all.Minor league ballparks,depending upon which ones you go to,have a lot to offer as far as fun things to do for the family as far as contests and the like.What Bull Durham does for the average movie watcher is project that very atmosphere that I have just described.When you watch the film,you feel like you are at the ballpark having a blast.The three way interaction between the characters played by Costner,Robbins,and Sarandon is a great display of artistry that no one should miss.There are elements of language and sexuality that some may find offensive as well as slams against Christianity that made me personally uneasy,but otherwise this film is a definite fun time.


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