Bull Durham (Criterion Collection) R

Bull Durham (Criterion Collection)
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 10, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Two audio commentaries, featuring Shelton and actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
    • New conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow
    • Program from 2001 featuring interviews with cast and crew, including Shelton, Costner, Robbins, and actor Susan Sarandon
    • Appreciation of the film from 2008 featuring former players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados
    • NBC Nightly News piece from 1993 on the final season of baseball at Durham Athletic Park, where Bull Durham takes place and was shot
    • Interview with Max Patkin, known as the Clown Prince of Baseball, from a 1991 episode of NBC's Today
    • Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by &
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Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Some days you win. Some days you lose. And some days, it rains."
  - Baseball Proverb repeated by Crash Davis (Kevin Costner)

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/20/1996
"...Shelton stepped up to the directorial plate and smacked a dinger....A wry, sexy charmer..." -- Rating: A
New York Times - 06/15/1988
"...A film with spring fever, a giddy, playful look at life in baseball's minor leagues....[Costner] does a lot with his role..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/15/1988
"...A sweet and sexy comedy..."
USA Today - 01/27/1989
"...[With] Susan Sarandon at career peak....This is like no other baseball movie..."
Total Film - 11/01/2003
"...Shelton cracks open the game's mythologies, but it's the sexy sparkle between Costner and Sarandon that's the hook..."
Premiere - 08/10/2010
4 stars out of 4 -- "One of the best and most honest baseball movies ever made, perfectly nailing the spirit of America's pastime."

Product Description:

The Durham Bulls are in a slump and have spent a hefty sum of money acquiring an untested young pitcher in the hopes of reversing their standings. Crash Davis, a 12-year veteran ballplayer who has spent most of his time bumming around as a minor league catcher, is assigned to mature the rookie pitching phenom named "Nuke." But a beautiful and enigmatic team groupie comes between the tutor and his student, enlightening both with her game of life, love and verse.

Plot Synopsis:

North Carolina's Durham Bulls have just acquired a hot new pitcher, "Nuke" LaLoosh, who has a Major League arm but Little League aim. The management has sent for veteran Minor League catcher Crash Davis to train the rookie and get him ready for the upcoming season. The team's biggest fan, an English professor at the local college, has a tradition of choosing one Bulls player each year to be her lover and baseball/poetry prodigy, and this year she must choose between two players that have caught her eye, the pitcher and the catcher. The two ball players bait each other on and off the field, compete for the woman's affections, and eventually, send the Bulls on a winning streak.


Production Notes:

  • Director Ron Shelton spent some time playing baseball in the minor leagues before becoming a director. This is his feature film debut, but he has since gone on to do another sports-related film, the 1992 comedy "White Men Can't Jump."
  • Susan Sarandon met her current paramour, Tim Robbins, on the set of "Bull Durham." They now live in New York City and have two children together. The film gave Robbins one of his early roles, and he has since gone onto to do several major roles, especially his acclaimed performance in Robert Altman's "The Player." Recently, he made the foray into directing with the film he wrote, starred in, directed, and composed the music for, "Bob Roberts." (Ironically, according to Shelton, Orion executives urged the director to fire Robbins and replace him with "The Breakfast Club" actor Anthony Michael Hall; Shelton and Costner stood by Robbins, saying they would no longer work on the film if Robbins was out; the executives back down, and Robbins completed his work on "Bull Durham.")
  • Susan Sarandon was recently nominated for her performance in the 1992 film "Lorenzo's Oil." Kevin Costner has also gone on to major stardom, especially with his successes in his star performance and direction of the 1990 Academy Award Winner "Dances With Wolves."
  • The film appeared at the Deauville Film Festival in September, 1988, and at the Moscow International Film Festival in July, 1989.
  • Shot in Panavision. Prints by Deluxe.

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