Bull Durham

June 15th, 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.

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 7.0/10 (22,028 voted)

Critic's Score: 73/100

Director: Ron Shelton

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.

Kevin Costner - Crash Davis
Susan Sarandon - Annie Savoy
Tim Robbins - Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh
Trey Wilson - Joe Riggins
Robert Wuhl - Larry Hockett
William O'Leary - Jimmy
David Neidorf - Bobby
Danny Gans - Deke
Tom Silardi - Tony
Lloyd T. Williams - Mickey McFee (as Lloyd Williams)
Rick Marzan - Jose
George Buck - Mr. Laloosh
Jenny Robertson - Millie
Gregory Avellone - Doc (as Greg Avelone)
Garland Bunting - Teddy Cullinane (as Carey 'Garland' Bunting)

Taglines: A Major League Love Story in a Minor League Town


Official Website: MGM |

Release Date: 15 June 1988

Filming Locations: Arlington, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,000,000(estimated)

Gross: $50,888,729 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Both Jeff Bridges and Don Johnson turned down the role of 'Crash'.

Continuity: 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.

Crash Davis: 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.

User Review

A Comedy with much more to offer

Rating: 8/10

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.