Bull Durham – Adult Males – Comedic

“Sorry about last night.” from the film “Bull Durham.” Nuke and Crash have one last chat in the locker room before Nuke goes up to the majors. Ideal for Adult Males in their 20s-30s. 1-2 Mins.

Written By: Ron Shelton

CRASH AND NUKE:

NUKE CLEANS OUT HIS LOCKER — Filling his travel bag.

               Crash sits on a stool next to him. Sober.

                                               CRASH

                                Sorry about last night.

                                                NUKE

                                Forget it.

                                               CRASH

                                I have been known, on occasion,

                                to howl at the moon.  D’you

                                understand that?

                                               NUKE

                                No.

                                               CRASH

                                You will.

                                        (beat)

                                Look, Nuke–these Big League

                                hitters are gonna light you up

                                like a pin ball machine for awhile–

                                don’t worry about it.  Be cocky

                                and arrogant even when you’re

                                getting beat.  That’s the secret.

                                        (beat)

                                You gotta play this game with

                                fear and arrogance.

                                               NUKE

                                Fear and ignorance.

                                               CRASH

                                        (raging)

                                No.  Fear and arrogance, you,

                                hayseed, not ignorance!

                                               NUKE

                                        (smiles calmly)

                               I know.  I just like to see you

                                get all worked up.

               Crash calms down.  Sighs.  Nuke nods and picks up his bags.

                                               NUKE

                                        (knows it’s not true)

                                Well, I got Annie all warmed up

                                for ya…

                                        (knows it is true)

                                She’s just waiting for you to

                                show up, y’know…

                                               CRASH

                                I don’t need a crazy woman in my

                                life.

                                                NUKE

                                Maybe you do.

                                        (quick beat)

                                Y’know I’m starting to like this

                               game–baseball’s a helluva good

                                way to make a living.

               Crash speaks with quiet passion, from his soul.

                                               CRASH

                                It’s the best, Nuke…the absolute

                               fucking best.

                                               NUKE

                                Yeah, thanks for everything.

               They shake hands, and Nuke heads out the door.

                                               CRASH

                                Nuke–

                                        (Nuke stops)

                                Good luck.

                                               NUKE

                                You too…Meat.

                Nuke smiles.  A little arrogance and fear.

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