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.
Release Year: 1988
Rating: 7.0/10 (22,028 voted)
Critic's Score: 73/100
Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
Veteran minor-league catcher Crash Davis is assigned to the Class A Durham Bulls to handle the team's star rookie, wild pitcher "Nuke" LaLoosh. Team groupie Annie Savoy romances both players, creating a comic triangle.
Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh
Lloyd T. Williams
(as Lloyd Williams)
(as Greg Avelone)
(as Carey 'Garland' Bunting)
A Major League Love Story in a Minor League Town
Release Date: 15 June 1988
Filming Locations: Arlington, Texas, USA
Box Office Details
Did You Know?
Both Jeff Bridges and Don Johnson turned down the role of 'Crash'.
When the local radio station is doing a simulation of a road game, the announcer's assistant, who is receiving the play-by-play via telephone, writes "DOUBLE TO LEFT" on a piece of paper. The handwriting on the paper changes from the time she writes it down to when she holds up the paper for the announcer to see.
I wouldn't dig in if I was you. Next one might be at your head. I don't know where it's gonna go. Swear to God.
A Comedy with much more to offer
It is nice to see a movie that attracts more than one kind of audience.
This is a comedy, then again a love story. This can be placed in the
baseball genre as well as a coming of age drama. Most movies claim to
be one or the other and sometimes fail to be. Then again, when a good
movie hits a homerun it can not only become a money maker and a box
office smash, it can also become timeless. Before they became giants of
Hollywood, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins stars in this
great movie as some of the most interesting, yet simple characters.
Costner plays an aging baseball player who meets with rookie, soon to
be great major league pitcher Tim Robbins. Out of the rafters comes
Susan Surandon who, in her own may, is a Muse of the religion of
baseball. Together, the three introduce three different worlds upon the
audience. Each are believable characters even though they are in a way,
fantasy like. A great story with a perfect ending, Bull Durham is one
of those hard to find movies that is a crowd pleaser with just about
every audience out there.