Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for the seriously fun ‘80s Kevin Costner sports saga Bull Durham. Greg sez: “The best baseball movie because it’s foremost a sexy movie that includes baseball. The anti-Natural — nobody wins the big game, no slo-mo home run with lights bursting. This is a character study with loads of laffs. Costner, when he was dead sexy before he Danced with Wolves, is a minor league catcher on his last few laps, brought in to nursemaid the new fireballing phenom pitcher (Tim Robbins, before he saved the world). They vie for the attention of the fabulously radiant Susan Sarandon, who’s a font of wisdom: literary, baseball and sexual. She mentors only one player each season. Nuke needs a nanny, Crash needs a break, Annie needs a reason. This movie answers the question, “What are they talking about on the mound?” Perfect summertime fare. Male bonding and dreams that may come true.”
Dir. Ron Shelton, 1988, 35mm, 108 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Benson Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch an excerpt from “Bull Durham”!
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