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oldiesmusicfan101 (10)
08/15/2008
"An old friend once told me baseball is a simple game, you throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains. Think about that for a while." A great story about a pitcher with a million dollar arm and a ten cent head being taught the ropes by a catcher who just couldn`t make it. Great story, great acting, and very insightful on life in the minors.

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Wavebacker (27)
07/25/2005
Nice story about maturity and growing up centered around Baseball. It was great early on when Costner's character clearly wasnt going for Susan Sarandon's antics and she ended up wanting him even more for that. Together the two of them help Tim Robbins grow up and Costner plays it well as the wise old veteran who's seen it all. He's also able to teach a little something to his coach about scaring the players into playing better and teaches the players how to create a rainout game. Even the team tramp grows up and gets married to the religious guy. In the end Costner still doesnt make it to the majors and that's the sad paradox of it all. Still he does get the girl.

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kattwoman (25)
04/11/2005
i liked it the 1st time i saw it but when i tried watching it again it didnt make the 2nd watching worth it. i like tim robbins and susan sarandon. i just got kevin costner burn out over the years

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EschewObfuscation (71)
03/04/2005
OK at best. Maybe the actors (and actress) are a distraction from the story.

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CanadaSucks (50)
03/04/2005
The baseball sequences aren't very convincing hence the 4-star rating. But this movie is funny as hell. Nuke is one of the funniest characters I've seen in a sports movie. Best line delivered by Crash: I heard you couldn't hit water if you fell out of a f#cking boat.

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irishgit (155)
02/24/2005
A fine movie about life in the minors. Worth seeing for Costner's speech about the things he believes in if nothing else.

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Narud Otrebor (0)
11/28/2004
A chick-flick disguised as a sports movie. Even the 2 main male roles give it away...Costner has never NOT been in a chick-flick, and Tim Robbins throws like a girl - he has to be damn close to the worst pitcher in the history of the world.

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Slothrop (0)
09/06/2004
A movie that really understands baseball, probably because director Shelton once played in the minors. What makes it great is that the movie also understands people, and Crash, Annie, and Nuke are fascinating and memorable characters. Plus, I used to live in Durham and went to ballgames at that park, so it has a special resonance for me.

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cdcrebound (0)
07/14/2004
disliked... wasnt that great of a movie. The love interest was more of the movie than baseball.

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stlsportsguy (0)
04/04/2004
Self-indulgent, overrated, crap.

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chrisk1177 (0)
03/17/2004
Eby Calvin Nuke Laloosh!!!

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kinkykinks (1)
03/14/2004
A GOOD MOVIE

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VirileVagabond (38)
03/12/2004
Directed by Ron Shelton, Bull Durham (1988) is a fun romantic comedy that uses minor league baseball to help tell the story of the human condition. For the uninitiated, the film revolves around oldtimer Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), his young, taleneted, and stupid apprentice Ebby Calvin Nuke LaLoosh, and baseball groupie and shared love interest Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon). The setting is the minors, so the characters are more real and human, the comedy and romance feel genuine, and the sports scenes are recognizable. Costner works in his role as the aging baseball player looking for final acclaim and meaning, Robbins does surprisingly well in a comedic role, and Sarandon (not my favorite actress) is well cast as she is not look and seem too glamorous to be an actualy baseball groupie. The bottom line is that Bull Durham has become a cult classic among sports fans and is a must see for some of the lines and scenes that have now become part of the common lexicon among those fans.

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kwgarner2001 (0)
02/29/2004
Clever, witty, sexy, great cast, good baseball, crazy foreign singer (Maria Callas?) and limpid jets of love. Kevin Costner's I believe ... speech is classic.

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BeanoCook (3)
02/29/2004
Very good movie among all movies. Great sports movie.

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vgp100 (0)
01/16/2004
No More Costner. Save me

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riker32 (0)
11/04/2003
This was alright. There's better ones.

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