Bull Durham: Nominated for a 1988 Original Screenplay Academy Award and starring Oscar Winners Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins, Bull Durham is a “funny, sexy, literate love story” (Newsweek) about America’s other favorite pastime. The baseball season gets off to a rocky start when the Durham Bull’s new catcher “Crash” Davis (Costner) punches out the cocky young pitcher, “Nuke” LaLoosh (Robbins), he’s just been hired to train. Matters get even more complicated when sexy Annie Savoy (Sarandon) informs both men that each season she chooses one player to share her bed — and Nuke and Crash are this year’s “draft picks!”
Raging Bull: Robert De Niro teams with director Martin Scorsese in this "extraordinarily compelling" (Leonard Maltin) film that introduced unflinching realism to stunned audiences in 1980. An "exceedingly violentas well as poetic" fight picture that maps "the landscape of the soul" (The New York Times),Raging Bull garnered eight Oscar nominations and won two, including Best Actor for De Niro. De Niro gives the performance of his career as Jake La Motta, a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty are unforgettable as the brother who falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, and the fifteen-year-old girl who becomes his most prized trophy. A "brilliantly photographed film of extraordinary power and rare distinction" (The Wall Street Journal), Raging Bullis filmmaking at its riveting best.
Hoosiers: Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is a high school basketball coach whose checkered past has led him to a position with a last-chance team. Made to feel unwelcome by squad members, an icy fellow teacher (Barbara Hershey) and townspeople who nearly have him fired, Dale perseveres with an unwavering passion for the game.