• Bull Durham (1988)

Bull Durham

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 1998

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

In Durham, N.C., the Bulls minor league baseball team has one asset no other can claim: a poetry-loving groupie named Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon). As the team's season begins, Annie selects brash new recruit Ebby Calvin Laloosh (Tim Robbins), whom she christens "Nuke," to inspire with the religion of baseball. Nuke also receives guidance from veteran player Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), who settles Nuke's erratic pitching and teaches him to follow the catcher's lead.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl, Jenny Robertson, Max Patkin, David Neidorf

Director: Ron Shelton

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: The Mount Company

Keywords: Rivalry, 1980s, Melodramatic, Amusing, Quest, Friendship, Cheeky, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Though his film is like no other baseball movie, it may remind you of Paul Newman's hockey comedy Slap Shot: a knowing look at sport's underbelly - punctuated by jelly-belly laughs. [15 June 1988]

  • 88
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A loopy, loving nine innings full of comic curve balls, emotional home-runs and euphoric, summertime music. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A treasure of a movie because it knows so much about baseball and so little about love. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)