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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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Ron Shelton

Writer:

Ron Shelton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Danny Gans ... Deke
Tom Silardi Tom Silardi ... Tony
Lloyd T. Williams Lloyd T. Williams ... Mickey (as Lloyd Williams)
Rick Marzan Rick Marzan ... Jose
George Buck George Buck ... Nuke's Father
Jenny Robertson ... Millie
Gregory Avellone Gregory Avellone ... Doc (as Greg Avelone)
Garland Bunting Garland Bunting ... Teddy - Radio Announcer (as Carey 'Garland' Bunting)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annies Männer See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,888,729
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mount Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Isabella Rossellini was offered the role of Annie Savoy, but turned it down in a fear of being typecast as a "femme fatale". See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Annie is walking into the stadium on opening night, the team is warming up on the field and the catcher is wearing #8 (which is Crash's number in the movie with the Bulls), but the catcher that started the season before Crash shows up is shown wearing #10 in the game. See more »

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[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. 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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Baseball Boogie
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This Isn't About Baseball
28 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I love baseball games, stories, novels and, yes, movies about the sport. However, there are exceptions to most things and that's the case here (and "Major League") because it's not really a baseball story.....just a tale about low-life people. It's no surprise that Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Kevin Costner play the leading roles in this sleazy film. It goes right along with their real-life backgrounds, especially Sarandon and Robbins.

Soo....instead of an old-fashioned nice sports story, or a clean comedy about baseball, all you get is sleazy dialogue about a female owner of a team whose sole aim is to jump in bed with this promising rookie. And "promising" doesn't mean his baseball talent.

The sport takes a back seat to sex in this movie, plain and simple. The dialog is very profane filled with blasphemy and all of that seems to be the real focus of this film, nothing else. It's almost like an "in" joke among these elitist Hollywood people who made this.

I am sorry that Costner, who does have some reverence for the game and knows how to play it, lowered himself to play this role. Making fun of baseball, or its owners or players is fine - but this is just below-the-belt humor and not really very funny. This movie is praised way more than it's deserved to be.


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