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Writer (WGA):
Ron Shelton (written by)
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Release Date:
15 June 1988 (USA) See more »
A Major League Love Story in a Minor League Town See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Well acted by the trio of stars. See more (110 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Costner ... Crash Davis

Susan Sarandon ... Annie Savoy

Tim Robbins ... Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh

Trey Wilson ... Skip

Robert Wuhl ... Larry

William O'Leary ... Jimmy
David Neidorf ... Bobby
Danny Gans ... Deke
Tom Silardi ... Tony
Lloyd T. Williams ... Mickey (as Lloyd Williams)
Rick Marzan ... Jose

George Buck ... Nuke's Father

Jenny Robertson ... Millie
Gregory Avellone ... Doc (as Greg Avelone)
Garland Bunting ... Teddy - Radio Announcer (as Carey 'Garland' Bunting)

Robert Dickman ... Whitey
Timothy Kirk ... Ed
Don Davis ... Scared Batter
Stephen Ware ... Umpire
Tobi Eshelman ... Bat Boy
C.K. Bibby ... Mayor

Henry G. Sanders ... Sandy
Antoinette Forsyth ... Ballpark Announcer
Shirley Anne Ritter ... Cocktail Waitress
Pete Bock ... Minister
Alan Mejia ... Chu Chu
Max Patkin ... Himself (The Clown Prince of Baseball)
Sid Akins ... Core baseball player
Craig Brown ... Core baseball player
Wes Currin ... Core baseball player
Butch Davis ... Core baseball player
Paul Devlin ... Core baseball player
Jeff Greene ... Core baseball player
Kelly Heath ... Core baseball player
Mo Johnson ... Core baseball player
Tim Kirk ... Core baseball player
Todd Kopeznski ... Core baseball player
John Lovingood ... Core baseball player
Eddie Matthews ... Core baseball player
Alan Paternoster ... Core baseball player
Bill Robinson ... Core baseball player
Dean Robinson ... Core baseball player
Tom Schultz ... Core baseball player
Sam Veraldi ... Core baseball player
El Chico Williams ... Core baseball player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Grounds crewman (uncredited)
David M. Potter ... Fan at Ball Park (uncredited)

Rachel Singer ... Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Shelton 
Writing credits
Ron Shelton (written by)

Produced by
Mark Burg .... producer
Charles Hirschhorn .... associate producer
David V. Lester .... executive producer
Thom Mount .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Convertino 
Cinematography by
Bobby Byrne 
Film Editing by
Robert Leighton 
Adam Weiss 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
Armin Ganz 
Art Direction by
David Lubin 
Set Decoration by
Kris Boxell 
Costume Design by
Louise Frogley 
Makeup Department
Leslie Ann Anderson .... hair stylist (as Leslie Anne Anderson)
Cynthia Barr .... makeup artist
Doreen Vantyne .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
David V. Lester .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eugene Corr .... second unit director
Ken Goch .... first assistant director: second unit
Ric Kidney .... first assistant director (as Richard J. Kidney)
Nina Kostroff-Noble .... second assistant director (as Nina Kostroff)
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... second second assistant director
Michael Samson .... dga trainee
Art Department
Kristin Argue .... drapery
Robert Beck .... set dresser
David Brace .... associate set decorator
Frances R. Brogden .... art department assistant
James C. Brookshire .... property assistant
Nino Candido .... property master
Breon Dunigan .... carpenter
Jay Fisher .... set painter
Mark Geiger .... carpenter
Jim Hill .... construction coordinator
Bruce E. Kasson .... assistant property master (as Bruce Kasson)
John A. Kelly .... key scenic artist (as John Kelly)
Brick Mason .... production illustrator
Kim McClees .... set dresser (as Kim T. McClees)
Jeffrey L. McKay .... carpenter
Thomas Michael Ryan .... construction foreman
Ron Servicky .... set dresser
'Polar Bear' Shaw .... set dresser (as Polar Bear)
Theo Van Den Huevel .... carpenter
Dwain Wilson .... key set dresser (as Dwain F. Wilson)
Sound Department
David W. Alstadter .... adr recordist (as Dave Alstadter)
David W. Alstadter .... foley recordist (as Dave Alstadter)
Lorna Anderson .... sound editor
Tim Ballou .... cable person
Lon Bender .... supervising sound designer (as Lon E. Bender)
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
Larry Boudry .... sound recordist
Neal Burger .... sound editor
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Steve Cohen .... adr recordist
Steve Cohen .... foley recordist
Steven B. Cohen .... sound recordist
Jeff Courtie .... foley mixer
William Dotson .... assistant sound editor (as William D. Dotson)
Kirk Francis .... sound mixer
Stan Gilbert .... adr editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Hearst .... sound editor
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor
Alan Holly .... adr mixer
Paul Holzborn .... foley artist
Larry Kemp .... supervising sound editor
Lou Kleinman .... sound editor
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Minkler)
James Moriana .... foley artist
Richard L. Morrison .... foley mixer
Dan M. Rich .... sound editor
Frank Smathers .... adr editor
Mychal Smith .... boom operator
Cathie Speakman .... sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... sound editor
David Terry .... sound mixer: second unit
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert M. Thirlwell)
Scott Warner .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Watts .... sound editor
Gordon Webb .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Jeff Hyde .... special effects technician
Vern Hyde .... special effects technician
Webster Whinery .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Perry Adleman .... second assistant camera
Eric Bartsch .... grip
Christian H. Burton .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Chris Burton)
Marg Chiaventone .... lamp operator
Joe D'Alessandro .... additional first assistant camera
Eric Engler .... camera operator (as William Eric Engler)
John Ferguson .... gaffer (as John C. Ferguson)
Robert Allan Guernsey .... first assistant camera
Billy Hendricks .... lamp operator (as William B. Hendricks)
Robert Hillman .... director of photography: second unit
Robert Hoelen .... grip
Robert James .... key grip
Eric Jones .... grip (as Charles Eric Jones)
Scott Lieu .... best boy
Richard Craig Meinardus .... camera operator: second unit (as Dick Meinardus)
Charles Minsky .... additional photographer
York Phelps .... grip
Van Scarboro .... video playback operator
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... lamp operator
Monica Sweet .... lamp operator
Paul Threlkeld .... dolly grip (as Paul Henry)
James Tomaro .... best boy (as James R. Tomaro)
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Casting Department
Susan Brogden .... location casting assistant
Karen Standard .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Hill .... costumer
Selma F. Hill .... seamstress
Deborah Latham .... costume supervisor
Lily Scott .... costume assistant
Alonzo Wilson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Celeste Beard .... assistant editor
Phil Downey .... color timer
Margaret Goodspeed .... assistant editor
Steven Nevius .... assistant editor (as Steve Nevius)
Marypat Plottner .... synching editor
Lewis Schoenbrun .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Danny Bramson .... music supervisor
Paul Brown .... score mixer
Tim Devine .... soundtrack music producer
Wayne Peet .... musician: organ
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Transportation Department
J. Wesley Adams .... driver (as Wes Adams)
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... driver (as Karen Chalk)
C.M. Daniell Jr. .... driver
Allan Hamilton .... driver (as Allan D. Hamilton)
Wayne Jones .... driver
Sonny Knight .... driver
James J. Mulvaney .... driver
Jim Petti .... transportation
Peyton Reed .... driver (as Peyton T. Reed)
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation captain
John Schultz .... driver
David Siegel .... transportation coordinator
Brian Steagall .... driver
O'Brian Tomalin .... driver
Other crew
Lawrence J. Banks .... assistant: Mr. Mount
Kippi Bell .... assistant: Mr. Berg
Jeff Block .... assistant: Bonnie Timmermann (as Jeffrey Block)
Pete Bock .... baseball consultant
Laura Brown .... craft service
David Cook .... production assistant
Steven Crandell .... production assistant
Allen Custard .... location manager
Stewart Dixon .... production assistant
Steve Edwards .... production assistant
William Ted Fowler .... craft service
Sabine French .... production secretary
Anita L. Giordano .... caterer
Anita V. Giordano .... caterer
Carmen Giordano .... caterer
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Sam Goldrich .... production consultant
Cynthia Greenhill .... assistant: Mr. Costner
Michael Hernandez .... caterer (as Michael E. Hernandez)
David Linck .... unit publicist
Grady Little .... baseball trainer
Barbara Lucey .... financial representative
Carrie Morrow .... post-production auditor
Leonard A. Oakland .... assistant: Mr. Shelton
Deborah Parker .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer
Suzanne Ryan .... assistant: Bonnie Timmermann
Beth Semans .... assistant location manager
Jon Shapiro .... photo researcher
Janice F. Sperling .... production coordinator
Ricki L. Stein .... production auditor
John Teitloff .... craft service
Anne Wilson .... assistant production auditor (as Anne Moosman)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... dailies coordinator (uncredited)
Paula Abdul .... special thanks

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108 min
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In the scene where the Bulls have returned from the long road trip, Annie is seen at the game wearing a black veil and appearing as if she had just come from a funeral. This is because the previous scene, where Annie attends Max Patkin's funeral, was deleted in post-production. Ron Shelton had written a scene where Max was killed in a car crash during the season.See more »
Plot holes: The first scene where we see Annie driving a car is the scene where the bus is leaving the parking lot. Annie waves and gets into a brown mid 1980s two door Pontiac Sunbird. But we never see the Pontiac Sunbird again in the movie. Suddenly, later in the movie, she is driving the old blue Volvo, which remains the car she drives throughout the rest of the movie.See more »
[first lines]
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...
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Well acted by the trio of stars., 14 June 2013
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

"Bull Durham" is one of those engaging sports films that can be enjoyed no matter if one isn't a fan of the sport in question - in this case, baseball. There's all the love in the world for this great American pastime, but there's also some interesting and literate discussions going on all the time in this smart and witty comedy, as well as some memorable characters whom we like and find easy to watch.

Kevin Costner plays "Crash" Davis, a veteran minor league catcher who's hired by the Durham Bulls to act as a mentor to their new pitcher Ebby LaLoosh (Tim Robbins). Ebby is in need of some direction, as he may be truly talented but has ego and discipline problems. At the same time, sexy Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon), the Bulls' loyal groupie, takes an interest in Ebby as she makes a habit of hooking up with one young player every season and helping the man to mature. Naturally, some sparks fly as the two guys both get attracted to Annie.

Writer / director Ron Shelton truly knows the territory, having been a minor league baseball player himself, although he doesn't in truth feature a lot of game action. His dialogue is often very funny and often very profane. A lot of humour comes from Annies' manipulation of the naive Ebby, whom she nicknames "Nuke" and has him do things like wear a garter, thinking this will improve his game. And while the film does get serious at times, it never becomes too maudlin. As was said previously, the attraction comes from watching three intriguing characters and three fine performances. With fine support by Trey Wilson and Robert Wuhl, Costner, Sarandon, and Robbins make the most of the material. There's also some endearing goofiness from the real-life "Clown Prince of Baseball", a man named Max Patkin. And to top it all off, there are some very sexy scenes in this thing, especially towards the end. All in all, this likable story has a little something for everybody, and is well worth a viewing.

Eight out of 10.

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