10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Bull Durham’
The 11th thing you probably don’t know about Bull Durham is that is in my Movies Top Five. The Rest Of The List: Star Wars (A New Hope), Field Of Dreams, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
6. [Ron] Shelton had to fight the studio to cast Tim Robbins, because, as Shelton himself points out “Tim Robbins had one credit to his name when I hired him: ‘Howard the Duck’” and because the studio brass thought audiences would balk at the notion of someone as classy as Sarandon having anything to do with a guy like Robbins.
Hilariously, Sarandon and Robbins became a real couple during this movie, and would later name Shelton the godfather of their first child as thanks for giving Robbins a career and a lovely lady.
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