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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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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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A movie about America's other favorite pastime See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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15 June 1988 (USA)  »

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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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During a conversation between Crash and Nuke on the team bus, a newspaper's sports page is shown briefly with a headline reading "Hard-hittin' Whiten". At the time the movie was filmed in 1987, Mark Whiten was a top prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays in the South Atlantic League and made that league's All-Star Game. Whiten said he missed his brief moment of fame when he first saw the movie in the theatre, but caught it when he rented it later. Whiten went on to have a fairly ordinary 11-year career in the majors highlighted by one 1993 game in which he tied two major league records with four homers and 12 RBI. See more »

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In her opening monologue, Annie says, "There are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball." While a set of Hindu or Buddhist prayer beads has 108 beads (and, indeed, the number 108 figures prominently in Eastern religions), the most commonly used Catholic rosary has only 59 beads. See more »

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Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Ooh, I've heard of stuff like this.
Annie Savoy: Yeah? Have you heard of Walt Whitman?
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: No. Who's he play for?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) See more »

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Non, je ne regrette rien
Written by Charles Dumont (as C. Dumont) & Michel Vaucaire (as M. Vaucaire)
Performed by Édith Piaf
Courtesy of EMI-Pathe Marconi
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A Complete Entertainer...
3 February 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'Bull Durham' is A Complete Entertainer, That Easily is among THE Best Sport-Centric Films-Ever. Ron Shelton's Screenplay & Direction, both, are very-well done, while the Performances, are remarkable.

'Bull Durham' Synopsis: Crash" Davis, a veteran catcher is brought in to teach rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh about the game in preparation for reaching the Major Leagues, While, Baseball groupie Annie Savoy romances Nuke but finds herself increasingly attracted to Crash.

'Bull Durham' is humorous, energetic & most of all, entertaining. The film wonderfully grabs your attention. Ron Shelton's Screenplay is a great blend of energy & humor. His direction, on the other-hand, is very-well done. Cinematography, Editing & Art Design, are nice.

Performance-Wise: Kevin Costner delivers a terrific performance. The actor sinks his teeth into the part & brings it out with flying colors. Susan Sarandon, as always, is fabulous. Tim Robbins suits his part perfectly. Trey Wilson does well. William O'Leary is as usual.

On the whole, 'Bull Durham' is A Complete Entertainer.


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