Ron Shelton

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

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.

Film Info

  • Ron Shelton
  • United States
  • 1988
  • 108 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #936

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ron Shelton
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • 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
  • PLUS: Excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author

New cover by Graig Kreindler

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Jul 10, 2018

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ron Shelton
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • 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
  • PLUS: Excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author

New cover by Graig Kreindler

Bull Durham
Cast
Kevin Costner
Crash Davis
Susan Sarandon
Annie Savoy
Tim Robbins
Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh
Trey Wilson
Skip
Robert Wuhl
Larry
William O’Leary
Jimmy
David Neidorf
Bobby
Danny Gans
Deke
Tom Silardi
Tony
Jenny Robertson
Millie
Rick Marzan
Jose
George Buck
Nuke’s father
Lloyd Williams
Mickey
Max Patkin
Himself
Credits
Director
Ron Shelton
Written by
Ron Shelton
Produced by
Thom Mount
Produced by
Mark Burg
Executive producer
David V. Lester
Director of photography
Bobby Byrne
Film editors
Robert Leighton
Film editors
Adam Weiss
Production designer
Armin Ganz
Music supervisor
Danny Bramson
Music by
Michael Convertino
Costume designer
Louise Frogley