YMMV: Bull Durham

  • Award Snub: Received only an Original Screenplay nomination from the Oscars, while the screenplay did get wins from various critic groups around the country. At least Sarandon received an acting nomination from the Golden Globes. In hindsight, this movie is recognized as one of Costner's best performances, and the movie itself the best sports film ever.
  • Freud Was Right: Nuke has sex with the older Annie and bickers constantly with the older Crash. Annie and Crash are actually made for each other, and both are trying to teach Nuke the ways of life (baseball and sex) so he can move out and move up in the world.
  • Fridge Brilliance: If Crash is so knowledgeable about the game, why did he intentionally go for the one word "cocksucker" you're never supposed to say to an umpire? Because the team was having a bad night, especially Nuke throwing poorly with his father in the stands, so if he got thrown out by the ump the bad night would be blamed on him. A good catcher takes one for his pitcher.
    • When Crash teaches Nuke the key sports cliches he'll need to survive interviews, each cliche is a subtle prod that baseball is a team sport and that Nuke needs to clamp down on his raging ego.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When Crash gives his speech to Annie about what he believes in, among the things he says is, "I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone." Three years later, Kevin Costner went on to star in JFK as Jim Garrison, the man who tried to prove Oswald didn't act alone.