Debate: Bull Durham vs. Field of Dreams

5 Feb

It’s been tense at The Max of late. Ever since we did a post that listed Kevin Costner’s baseball film “Field of Dreams” as a more superior movie than “Bull Durham” it’s been like the Montagues and the Capulets around here.

To clear the air, let’s allow the people to decide. Here’s what the three Max honchos had to say:

Jeff: Sorry, but I liked “Tin Cup” better than both. Go ahead, make your jokes. K-Cos + Rene Russo = romantic comedy perfection. Or is it infection?
Jack: “Bull Durham was a cinematic masterpiece. Any movie that can make Susan Sarandon actually look sexy needs to be recognized for its greatness. What? You think she’s always been a hottie? Go watch “Thelma & Louise” and get back to me on that one.
Zack: I’m going with “Field of Dreams” for the sole reason that “Bull Durham” was dominated by Tim Robbins. Can it really be considered a “Costner movie” if he was upstaged by another actor in the film? No. Therefore, I’m going with “Field of Dreams.”
We need your help on this. Come on, pick a side.

5 Responses to “Debate: Bull Durham vs. Field of Dreams”

  1. badseed57 at 2:17 pm #

    First off, “making Susan Sarandon actually look sexy” is a ridiculous statement. I won’t say she’s always been a hottie, but for her age, she’s got to be considered one of the sexiest women around.
    Otherwise, Jack is right, Bull Durham was the better of the two movies, albeit a slight winner over Field of Dreams. It really boils down to whether you’d rather laugh or cry at the best parts.

  2. raysrenegade at 2:31 pm #

    Got a third one for you.”For the Love of the Game. It was one TBS twice last night, and is my favorite all time Costner movie.

    By the way, you heard that Costner is going in on a minor league team, could that team be the backdrop for the rumored “Bull Durham” sequel he has talked about before in the media.

    But if I had to pick from those two, our Triple-A franchise is the Durham Bulls, but I love the city and Woody’s BBQ where the bar scene was set, so………..”Bull Durham” by a bulls nose. But to make” Field of Dreams” feel better about being second. Any film that makes Shoeless Joe Jackson look good, even if it is Ray Liotta is okay with me.

    Rays Renegade

  3. bern_asoto at 2:57 pm #

    My vote goes to Field Of Dreams. I was reduced to tears by the end of it. One of the best baseball movies ever made.

  4. juliasrants at 3:40 pm #

    Field of Dreams. Hands down.


  5. jimmy27nyy at 4:53 pm #

    Great debate !!! …
    Of course, both movies are all-time classics, and I like both very much; but, I would give the edge to “Field of Dreams” over “Bull Durham” !!! … Bull Durham is more of a comedy with many funny sceens; and, Field of Dreams is more of an inspirational movie !!! … The James Earl Jones speech towards the end of “Field of Dreams” is, in my view, one of the great inspirational sceens in movie history that truly sums up the great game of baseball so perfectly !!! … I recently did a post on my blog listing my favorite baseball movies of all-time, in which, “Field of Dreams” is ranked #2; and, “Bull Durham #3 … My all-time favorite movie, ranked #1, is: “Pride of the Yankees” … To view my list, click on:
    Finally, I read somewhere, that [like raysrenegade mentioned in his above comments] there is a sequel in the works of the movie Bull Durham, in which the Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon characters get married and buy a Minor League Baseball team, and hire Crash Davis [Kevin Costner] to manage the team !!! … If the movie happens, it sounds like a very interesting movie that may have to be included on everybody’s list of favorite baseball movies !!! … I don’t know when it’s scheduled to be released, but I do look forward to seeing this sequel of Bull Durham !!! ….. Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L” …..

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