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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Ron Shelton (written by)
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Release Date:
15 June 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Major League Love Story in a Minor League Town See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Pleasant Baseball Rom-Com! See more (107 total) »

Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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)
Paul Henry .... dolly grip
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
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 E. Hernandez .... caterer
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)
 
Thanks
Paula Abdul .... special thanks
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally, after Annie and Crash have their argument in Crash's apartment, there was a scene in which Annie and Crash go to a bar and have a heart-to-heart talk. In the talk, Crash asks Annie why she loves baseball so much. She explains that several years before, her estranged father passed away and that the funeral took place in Florida. She was so distraught after the funeral that she wandered off and ended up at the New York Yankees spring training facility where she met legendary Yankees catcher, Thurman Munson (thus explaining her shrine to Munson seen in the film). From then on, she developed a deep-rooted love of the game. According to Ron Shelton in the DVD commentary, he cut that scene out when it was received poorly during a test screening. After the scene was removed, a second test screening was done and the movie received a high score.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After catching a pop-up behind home plate, Crash tells Nuke to intentionally hit the Mascot. Nuke hits the mascot, Crash warns the batter, "I wouldn't dig in if I were you." The next pitch is a swinging strike, the batter is called out and Crash throws to 3rd base. At this point the count on the batter is only 1-1. The batter has not struck out yet.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Love Ain't No Triple PlaySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant Baseball Rom-Com!, 11 January 2014
Author: g-bodyl from United States

Bull Durham is a really good baseball film that doesn't only give you the finer points of baseball, but it supplies the audience with a good amount of well-developed characters. This film is supposed to be a comedy, but I didn't see it as one. Sure, there were some funny moments but I feel this movie should be seen more as a feel-good drama. With a light atmosphere, this film is a great date night film for sure. Even those who don't like baseball would like this film.

Ron Shelton's film is about a 12-year veteran catcher of the minor leagues named Crash Davis who is assigned to mentor hotshot pitcher Ebby "Nuke." Along their moments of bondage, they rival each other in getting the attention of Annie who believes in the "Church of Baseball" and she has a program where she chooses one player per season to be her lover.

This film is well-acted. Because of his acting abilities and natural athleticism, Kevin Costner does really well in this film. Perhaps one of his finest film roles rivaling Field of Dreams. Tim Robbins, who is a newcomer here, does very well and is quite a dandy to watch. Susan Sarandon has plenty of talent and she makes great use of it here.

Overall, this film is one of the greatest baseball films made. It is not really funny, but more witty. I love the confrontations on the mound between Costner and Robbins since they show such great chemistry. This movie is basically a three-run home run right here. Perhaps one of the finest baseball films to hit this planet thanks to it's big heart and well-developed characters. I rate this film 9/10.

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