“Sports movies, at least the good ones, aren’t really about sports,” writes Stephen Marche in Esquire, on the 25th anniversary of Bull Durham, the baseball movie starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins that came to the big screens in 1988. I couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to Bull Durham, which is one of my all-time favorite movies. Funny, sad and packed with life’s subtle but harsh truth, it was packed with likable characters and make it easy to watch again and again!
I would argue that is by far the best sports movie. Of course, you could disagree with me and that is fine, because movies are essentially a very personal experience. Of all the great quips that are essentially life truisms, one that stays with me constantly:
This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball— Bulls coach Joe ‘Skip’ Riggins
You can say the same thing about life. Some guy gets the girl, some guy gets rich and famous!
7 thoughts on “Bull Durham: 25 Years Later”
It was a great movie! Three great stars 🙂
Gran Prix – 1966, James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune…
Like I said, Ed you would disagree with me 😉
Though question, Brad. There are so many greats; Hoosiers, Remember the Titans, Karate Kid (I know, but it’s a personal favorite), Rudy, Rocky, the Natural….I think I have to give the nod to Rudy. It’s the only move that no matter how many times I see it, the tears will still come when Rudy hits the field and Favreau yells “Who’s the wild man now!!!”
Bad News Bears.
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Also: “Some days you win, some days you lose, and some days it rains.”
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