Bull Durham

Bull Durham

Directed by Ron Shelton • 1988 • United States
Starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Former minor leaguer Ron Shelton hit a grand slam with his directorial debut, one of the most revered sports movies of all time. Durham Bulls devotee Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon)—who every year takes a new player under her wing (and into her bed)—has singled out the loose-cannon pitching prospect Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a big-league talent with a rock-bottom maturity level. But she’s unable to shake Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), the veteran catcher brought in to give Nuke some on-the-field seasoning. A breakthrough film for all three of its stars and an Oscar nominee for Shelton’s highly quotable screenplay, BULL DURHAM is a freewheeling hymn to wisdom, experience, and America’s pastime, tipping its cap to all those who grind it out for love of the game.

Bull Durham
  • Bull Durham

    Directed by Ron Shelton • 1988 • United States
    Starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

    Former minor leaguer Ron Shelton hit a grand slam with his directorial debut, one of the most revered sports movies of all time. Durham Bulls devotee Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon)—who every year tak...

Extras

  • BULL DURHAM Commentary 1

    This audio commentary, featuring director Ron Shelton, was recorded in 1998.

  • BULL DURHAM Commentary 2

    This audio commentary, featuring actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins, was recorded in 2001.

  • The Greatest Show on Dirt

    This 2008 program is an appreciation of BULL DURHAM featuring former baseball players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados; it also includes an interview with director Ron Shelton.

  • Between the Lines: The Making of BULL DURHAM

    This 2001 program provides an in-depth look at the production of BULL DURHAM and features interviews with the film’s cast and crew, including director Ron Shelton and actors Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon.

  • Ron Shelton and Michael Sragow on BULL DURHAM

    The following conversation between director Ron Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow was recorded in Los Angeles in February 2018.