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Bull Durham (1988)

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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Doc (as Greg Avelone)
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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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A Major League Love Story in a Minor League Town See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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15 June 1988 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,888,729 (USA)
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Crash was modelled on Pike Bishop, William Holden's character in The Wild Bunch (1969): a guy who "loved something more than it loved him." See more »

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When Crash is lecturing Nuke on the condition of Nuke's shower Sandals, you can see camera light fixtures reflect on Nuke's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

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Annie Savoy: [narrating] I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. You see, there's ...
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Centerfield
Written and Performed by John Fogerty
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Draws You In & Doesn't Let You Go
7 September 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

First of I have to say i'm from the UK, i've never played baseball seen a baseball game or have any ideas to the finer rules of baseball but this will not stop you enjoying this film. This film is about a way of life and you can enjoy it in the same way as you can watch a film about a great explorer without ever having left your own country. For Crash, Nuke, Annie and all the other characters in here baseball is a way of life not a sport and it is to be respected and in some cases worshipped. For me the best scene in this movie comes in the pool hall at the end with three generations of baseball player we know that one day nuke, will be in crash's position and that crash will eventually be in the old guys position it's the baseball way of life. Howevever it's a way of life that's changing and this is shown in the almost forlorn at times shot's of the ballpark and main characters, like the lady says you have to respect the ball player who's just trying to finish out the season.

Direction, script and performances (Costner's best performance ever I think even over Field of Dreams and the Untouchables) are superb see this movie you wont regret it. 8/10


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