Nike’s latest LeBron 13 pays homage to a classic

Fewer basketball movies are quoted or referenced more often than 1992’s classic “White Men Can’t Jump.” In the Ron Shelton film, Wesley Snipes’ character, Sydney Dean, gets himself into a bit of trouble and needs to be bailed out by an unassuming guy in in a backwards hat and oversized t-shirt named Billy Hoyle, played by Woody Harrelson. One of the most endearing parts...
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Bull Durham is Heading to Broadway

Ask me what my favorite baseball movie is and, without missing a beat, I’m going to tell you “Bull Durham”. Ask me what my favorite Broadway musical and, again, I’m going to say “Bull Durham”. Hold on…that’s not right. Or is it? According to Playbill, a stage adaptation of the 1988 movie appears to be Broadway-bound. Although nothing has been made official, the musical...
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Crash, Nuke, Annie, and the Bulls of Durham

“I believe in the Church of Baseball.” So begins Bull Durham, a 1988 cinematic voyage exploring the charm of minor league baseball. Written and directed by former minor league ballplayer Ron Shelton, Bull Durham expresses a journeyman’s wisdom and weariness honed by 12 years of striving to get to the majors. Crash Davis played in “the show” for 21 days, but his career...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bay City Blues

Five years before Ron Shelton turned his script for Bull Durham into his directorial debut, NBC aired Bay City Blues, which introduced millions of people to the pleasures, idiosyncrasies, and slightly desperate aura surrounding minor league baseball. NBC’s prime time lineup began the 1983-84 television season with several shows that looked promising, but quickly fell to cancellation...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

'Bull Durham' coming to the stage

The baseball film "Bull Durham" is hoping to be a hit onstage. Producers of a new musical version plan to stage their show at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in September 2014. Academy Award nominee Ron Shelton, who directed and wrote the movie, has adapted his screenplay. Kip Fagan will direct. Casting and a production schedule will be announced later. The film starred Kevin...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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