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Bull Durham (1988)

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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.

Director:

Ron Shelton

Writer:

Ron Shelton
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Romance is a lot like baseball. It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

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Trivia

In 2003, a 15th anniversary celebration of the film at the National Baseball Hall of Fame was cancelled by Hall of Fame president Dale Petroskey. Petroskey, who was on the White House staff during the Reagan administration, told Tim Robbins that the actor's public opposition to the US-led war in Iraq helped to "undermine the U.S. position, which could put our troops in even more danger." Kevin Costner, a self-described libertarian, defended Robbins and Susan Sarandon, saying, "I think Tim and Susan's courage is the type of courage that makes our democracy work. Pulling back this invite is against the whole principle about what we fight for and profess to be about." See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the first game, when the Bulls go back to the dugout, you can see the shadow of the camera on one of the players on the far left. 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. 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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Connections

Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) See more »

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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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What all baseball movies should be!
25 March 1999 | by RHPSFanSee all my reviews

'Bull Durham' is definitely one of those movies you can't get enough of. Not a drama, but more of a sexy, laid back film. Tim Robbins was great in the movie, a little low on brains, but still very vulnerable. Susan Sarandon was very persuasive in this movie, the kind of a woman all of the guys like. Kevin Costner was so great, his theories were untouchable. A great combination of everything that a movie should have to offer. Gives a new meaning to 'home run', and baseball.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bull Durham See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,009,301, 19 June 1988

Gross USA:

$50,888,729

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,888,729
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mount Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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