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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Don't bother

Eagle-eyed reader JH sends along this tidbit about the Bull Durham sequel, from the New York Post:
THE long-awaited sequel to "Bull Durham" is finally getting off the ground. A spy tells us Kevin Costner recently met with director Ron Shelton at Trader Vic's in LA to discuss reprising the role of carousing catcher Crash Davis from the 1988 baseball flick. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are also expected to return as pitcher Nuke LaLoosh and baseball groupie Annie Savoy, who are now married and owners of a Major League team that Costner manages.

Seriously? You're gonna do a sequel of Bull Durham and have Annie and Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh together as a married couple who own a big league team with Crash Davis working for them as manager? No fucking way. Nuke's big league career wouldn't have lasted as long as Mark "The Bird" Fydrich. You're gonna try and tell me he and Annie got together in 1996 after she dumped Crash Davis cause she didn't like living in Visalia, and made enough, a la Mark Cuban in the dot-com boom, to buy a fucking baseball team? And hire Crash to be their manager?

Oh, man. Maybe if they also do it as a zombie movie, it'll have a chance to be watchable.

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4 Comments:

  • I think this is a case of real life interfering with reasonable plotlines, since Sarandon and Robbins are married and met on the set way back when. Too bad - if it were done properly I'd love to see a sequel. But that's a big "if".

    By OpenID etselec, at 3:15 PM  

  • I'm pretty sure that Sarandon and Robbins never actually got married. No matter, though. I thought the whole point of Bull Durham was that Annie finally met her match in Crash. To set a sequel around Annie and Nuke being married 20 years later (and still in baseball as team owners!) is, simply, too preposterous for words.

    By Blogger Barry, at 3:21 PM  

  • Oops - I think you're right about the lack of marriage. But in any case, their long-term relationship seems to have played a part in poor plot decisions. And we're in agreement over the preposterousness.

    By OpenID etselec, at 4:03 PM  

  • Yeah, it's hard to think of a good premise for a sequel. Twenty years on, I imagine Annie and Crash are reading Walt Whitman in the bathtub and still having great sex. Nuke washed out in the majors, came back to Durham to lick his wounds, and developed Trinity Lofts.

    By Blogger hovercraft, at 6:46 PM  

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