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Bull Durham Details

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A blend of comedy, drama and romance, Bull Durham follows the intertwining of three lives brought together by the great American pastime. Crash Davis (Kevin Costner, showcasing his Midwestern charm) is a perennial Minor Leaguer assigned to the Durham Bulls, a hapless team with a long tradition of mediocrity. There he tutors a young, dim-witted pitching prodigy, Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) in the ways of baseball, life, and love. Each strikes up a romance with Annie (Susan Sarandon), the team's "mascot" who takes it upon herself to sleep with a new player every season. Each has his/her own conflict: Crash struggles to end his career with some measure of dignity; Nuke struggles to make it to the "big show"; and Annie struggles to find something more than a roll in the hay -- and of course, Crash and Nuke come into conflict over Annie's affections to further complicate matters. The film treats the sport of baseball with a sort of casual reverence, highlighting both the drama and the humor inherent in the game, illustrated by Annie's numerous references to baseball as "her religion." ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

  • Release date:June 15, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Susan Sarandon Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1988 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Ron Shelton Best Screenplay 1987 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Ron Shelton Best Screenplay 1988 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ron Shelton Best Original Screenplay 1988 Nominee

Cast

Kevin Costner
as Crash Davis
Susan Sarandon
as Annie Savoy
Tim Robbins
as Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh
Trey Wilson
as Joe "Skip" Riggins
Robert Wuhl
as Larry Hockett
Jenny Robertson
as Millie
Max Patkin
as Himself
William O'Leary
as Jimmy
Paul Devlin
as Baseball Player
Robert Dickman
as Whitey
John Lovingood
as Baseball Player
Stephen Ware
as Abused Umpire
Mo Johnson
as Baseball Player
Eddie Matthews
as Baseball Player
Sam Veraldi
as Baseball Player
Alan Paternoster
as Baseball Player
Butch Davis
as Baseball Player
Alan Mejia
as Chu Chu
Danny Gans
as Deke
Sid Aikens
as Baseball Player
Tom Shultz
as Baseball Player
Bonnie Timmermann
George "Buck" Flower
as Nuke's Father
Kelly Heath
as Baseball Player
Tom Silardi
as Tony
Dean Robinson
as Dino
C.K. Bibby
as Mayor
Tobi Eshelman
as Bat Boy
Antoinette Forsyth
as Ballpark Announcer
David Neidorf
as Bobby
Wes Currin
as Baseball Player
Henry Sanders
as Sandy
Garland Bunting
as Teddy (Radio Announcer)
Don S. Davis
as Scared Batter
Pete Bock
as Minister
Rick Marzan
as Jose
Lloyd Williams
as Mickey
Todd Kopeznski
as Baseball Player

Crew

Ron Shelton
Director
Thom Mount
Producer
Mark Burg
Producer
Ron Shelton
Screenwriter
Bobby Byrne
Cinematographer
Danny Bramson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Alvin
Songwriter
Edith Piaf
Featured Music
George Thorogood
Songwriter
Gina Schock
Songwriter
Mac Rebennack
Songwriter
Pat McLaughlin
Songwriter
Phil Everly
Songwriter
Reg Connelly
Songwriter
Rose Marks
Songwriter
Bennie Wallace
Songwriter
Michael Convertino
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Woods
Songwriter
John Fogerty
Songwriter
Robert Leighton
Editor
David Lubin
Production Designer
Armin Ganz
Production Designer
David Lubin
Art Director
David Lester
Executive Producer
Kris Boxell
Set Designer
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Bonnie Timmermann
Casting
Cynthia Barr
Makeup
Nino Candido
Properties Master
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