Bull Durham

1988 R 1h 48m DVD

Bull Durham

1988 R 1h 48m DVD
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The perennially pitiful Durham Bulls ink pitching phenom "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a gifted but undisciplined rookie, in hopes that he'll usher the team to victory. But it's up to seasoned bush-league catcher "Crash" Davis (Kevin Costner) to keep him in line. Meanwhile, a winsome groupie (Susan Sarandon) who confers sexual favors on a new player each season chooses Nuke as this year's beneficiary. The problem is, she's more attracted to Crash.
Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson, Robert Wuhl, William O'Leary, David Neidorf, Danny Gans, Tom Silardi, Rick Marzan
Ron Shelton
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there are many explicit discussions of sexuality in this film. Susan Sarandon's character spends a great deal of screen time outlining her philosophy on sexuality, especially about the relationship between sex and baseball. There are a few scenes of simulated sex with a little nudity. Alcohol, lots of strong language ("f--k," "s--t," and "p---y"), bar fights, and a marijuana reference are also onscreen.

Sexual Content

The movie's plot compares sex to baseball. The film is chock-full of sex, some nudity, and frank sexual discussions.


There are two fist fights between the rookie pitcher and the catcher; however, they are short and there is no bloodshed. Lots of yelling.


Very strong language. The word "f--k" occurs over 10 times in the first 20 minutes of the movie. Also, "son of a bitch," "p---y," "c--k," and "s--t" are frequent.

Social Behavior

Embrace all you meet, because there is something to be learned from each person you encounter. Also, there are multiple ways to look at every situation.


The players drink Miller Light and Jim Beam.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The coaches chew tobacco, Annie smokes marijuana, and the players drink alcohol.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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