Bull Durham & Fever Pitch

Bull Durham & Fever Pitch

Director: Bobby Farrelly, Ron Shelton, Kevin Costner, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Bobby Farrelly, Ron Shelton, Kevin Costner, Peter Farrelly

     
 
A blend of comedy, drama and romance, Bull Durham follows the intertwining of three lives brought together by the great American pastime. Crash Davis (Kevin Costner, showcasing his Midwestern charm) is a perennial Minor Leaguer assigned to the Durham Bulls, a hapless team with a long tradition of mediocrity. There he tutors a young, dim-witted pitching prodigy,

Overview

A blend of comedy, drama and romance, Bull Durham follows the intertwining of three lives brought together by the great American pastime. Crash Davis (Kevin Costner, showcasing his Midwestern charm) is a perennial Minor Leaguer assigned to the Durham Bulls, a hapless team with a long tradition of mediocrity. There he tutors a young, dim-witted pitching prodigy, Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) in the ways of baseball, life, and love. Each strikes up a romance with Annie (Susan Sarandon), the team's "mascot" who takes it upon herself to sleep with a new player every season. Each has his/her own conflict: Crash struggles to end his career with some measure of dignity; Nuke struggles to make it to the "big show"; and Annie struggles to find something more than a roll in the hay -- and of course, Crash and Nuke come into conflict over Annie's affections to further complicate matters. The film treats the sport of baseball with a sort of casual reverence, highlighting both the drama and the humor inherent in the game, illustrated by Annie's numerous references to baseball as "her religion."

Editorial Reviews

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The National Pastime got quite a ribbing in this sexy, insouciant romp -- which still ranks among the best romantic comedies of the ‘80s. Bull Durham recounts the travails of North Carolina’s Durham Bulls, a bush-league baseball team hoping that recently signed pitcher Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) will lead the club to victory. Embittered veteran catcher"Crash" Davis (Kevin Costner, at that time a newly minted star) is assigned to work with the talented but undisciplined rookie. Susan Sarandon positively gleams in perhaps her most alluring characterization, that of a seductive groupie who bestows sexual favors on a different team member every year. (She’s picked Nuke as the current season’s lucky recipient, but she seems equally attracted to Crash.) Oscar-nominated writer-director Ron Shelton (Tin Cup) scripts this novel variation on the venerable "triangle" plot with great panache, and he also coaxes terrific performances from his exceptional cast. Smart, sassy, and saucy, Bull Durham wowed moviegoers in 1988 and continues to be a guaranteed crowd pleaser. The Special Edition DVD sports a recently shot making-of documentary, which includes new interviews with Costner, Sarandon, and Robbins. Shelton, Costner, and Robbins collaborate on the feature commentary, and there’s a "Sports Wrap" featurette as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
UPC:
0883904134008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
3:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Bull Durham" Audio commentary by director Ron Shelton; Audio commentary from Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins; The Greatest Show on Dirt; Diamonds in the Rough; Between the Line - The Making of Bull Durham; Kevin Costner profile; Sports wrap; Fever Pitch: 13 deleted scenes; Gag reel; Full-length audio commentary by directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly; Break the Curse and Love Triangle featurettes; Fox Movie Channel presents Making a Scene; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fever Pitch
1. Fenway!
2. Main Titles / Numbers
3. Juiced
4. A School Teacher?
5. First Date
6. Sea Gull
7. Interrogation
8. The Season Approaches
9. Time to Confess
10. Not On TV!
11. Dancing For Tickets
12. Opening Day
13. Meet the Parents
14. Spring Into Summer
15. Beaned
16. Gay Paree
17. Who Loves You?
18. Gatsby's Birthday
19. The Greatest Game Ever
20. Bulletproof
21. The Playoffs
22. Winter Guy, Summer Guy
23. Making History
24. World Champs / End Titles
14. Young Ben With Uncle Carl [6:15]
15. Recpetionist Greets Students [:40]
16. Lindsey Shows Off Audi [:25]
17. Lindsey On Toilet [:20]
18. Lindsey & Friends at Lounge [1:16]
19. Road Trip [1:46]
20. Lindsey & Ben In Sports Bar [1:25]
21. Lindsey Takes a Bath [:32]
22. Ben Wants a Quickie [2:11]
23. Ben & Lindsey at Airport [:40]
24. Ben Talks to Manny [:47]
25. Lindsey Plays Golf With Dad [1:30]
26. Ben Talks to Players In Bar [1:16]
Disc #2 -- Bull Durham
1. Main Title / Baseball
2. Professional Debut
3. Crash Course
4. Lesson #1
5. Crash's Beliefs
6. Love Lesson
7. "Think Classy"
8. At Bat
9. Loyalty
10. Meat's Heat
11. Coaching
12. The Show
13. Losing Streak
14. Rain-Out
15. Catch
16. Annie's Garter
17. Winning Streak
18. Hand-Eye Coordination
19. Stay Out!
20. Huddle at the Mound
21. The Wrong Guy
22. Last Lesson
23. Fear and Arrogance
24. Hell of a Year
25. Going Home
26. Baseball Calls
27. To Be
28. End Credits

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