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Bull Durham

Released 1988
Distributor Orion Pictures

Director/writer Ron Shelton’s super-smart script fuels this terrific baseball comedy and Shelton knew whereof he spoke; he was a minor league player with the Baltimore Orioles organization. Tim Robbins plays “Nuke” LaLoosh, a green pitcher in need of some pointers and Susan Sarandon plays the baseball groupie who provides a few of those pointers off-field. In a career-best performance, Kevin Costner plays “Crash” Davis, the savvy veteran assigned to whip the hapless LaLoosh into shape.

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About Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. He’s published 11 novels, three of which (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island) have been made into award-winning films. Lehane’s work has been translated into twenty-two languages. He has been a staff writer on HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, and adapted his short story Animal Rescue, into a feature film called The Drop for Fox Searchlight, which was released September 2014. He and his wife and children divide their time between Boston and Los Angeles.