Great Scene: “Bull Durham”

Annie lays down some ground rules for Ebby and Crash.

Movie: Bull Durham (1988), written and directed by Ron Shelton.

IMDb plot summary: A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

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Scene Setup: Annie (Susan Sarandon) invites Ebby (Tim Robbins) and Crash (Kevin Costner) over to her place.

               INT. ANNIE'S LIVING ROOM -- NIGHT

The scene as it plays in the movie:

Interesting to note, Ron Shelton is quoted as saying he wrote Crash’s speech never intending it to appear in the movie, rather a monologue to attract an actor’s interest. Yet here it is, one of the most memorable sides of dialogue in contemporary movie history.

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