Ron Shelton

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ron Shelton (September 15, 1945 in Whittier, California) is a U.S. film director and screenwriter, most notable for making movies about sports. Shelton is an alumnus of Santa Barbara High School and of the University of Arizona and Westmont College. He is the oldest of four brothers, and grew up in Montecito, California. Before beginning his movie career, Shelton was a minor league baseball player in the Baltimore Orioles' organization from 1967 to 1971. He is married to Canadian-born actress Lolita Davidovich, who has appeared in three of Shelton's films and with whom he has two children. The couple reside in Los Angeles and Ojai, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ron Shelton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Bull Durham (1988)

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Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Robbins  •  Trey Wilson

Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Robbins  •  Trey Wilson

Dark Blue (2002)

Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Scott Speedman  •  Michael Michele  •  Brendan Gleeson

Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Scott Speedman  •  Michael Michele  •  Brendan Gleeson

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Joe Gavilan and his new partner K. C. Calden, are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga instructor. When the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Joe Gavilan and his new partner K. C. Calden, are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor moonlighting as a yoga instructor. When the two are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Lena Olin  •  Bruce Greenwood

Tin Cup (1996)

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Rene Russo  •  Don Johnson  •  Cheech Marin

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Rene Russo  •  Don Johnson  •  Cheech Marin

Cobb (1994)

Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Robert Wuhl  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Ned Bellamy

Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Robert Wuhl  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Ned Bellamy

Tales from the Script (2009)

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hanson
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Frank Darabont  •  Steven E. de Souza  •  Antwone Fisher

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hanson
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Frank Darabont  •  Steven E. de Souza  •  Antwone Fisher

Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)

n the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and taking the Bulls to their third consecutive NBA championship the following year ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Michael Jordan  •  Phil Jackson  •  Steve Kerr  •  Jerry Reinsdorf

n the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and taking the Bulls to their third consecutive NBA championship the following year ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Michael Jordan  •  Phil Jackson  •  Steve Kerr  •  Jerry Reinsdorf

Play It to the Bone (1999)

Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the middleweight title. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Tom Sizemore

Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the middleweight title. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Tom Sizemore

Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin  •  Tony Markes
CAST:  Adam Rifkin  •  Scott Wolf  •  Peter Facinelli  •  Jou Jou Papailler

A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin  •  Tony Markes
CAST:  Adam Rifkin  •  Scott Wolf  •  Peter Facinelli  •  Jou Jou Papailler

Blaze (1989)

This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, Earl's opponents use this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Jerry Hardin  •  Gailard Sartain

This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, Earl's opponents use this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Jerry Hardin  •  Gailard Sartain

Just Getting Started (2017)

Duke Diver is living the high life as the freewheeling manager of a luxurious resort in Palm Springs, Calif. He soon faces competition from Leo, a former military man who likes the same woman that Duke is interested in. When Diver's past suddenly catches up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Glenne Headly  •  Rene Russo

Duke Diver is living the high life as the freewheeling manager of a luxurious resort in Palm Springs, Calif. He soon faces competition from Leo, a former military man who likes the same woman that Duke is interested in. When Diver's past suddenly catches up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Glenne Headly  •  Rene Russo

Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998)

A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  I. A. L. Diamond  •  William Friedkin  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Shirley MacLaine

A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  I. A. L. Diamond  •  William Friedkin  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Shirley MacLaine

Bull Durham: Between the Lines (2002)

Documentary about the making of the 1988 film with interviews with the cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.M. Kenny
CAST:  Ron Shelton  •  Kevin Costner  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Robbins

Documentary about the making of the 1988 film with interviews with the cast and crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.M. Kenny
CAST:  Ron Shelton  •  Kevin Costner  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Robbins

The Greatest Show on Dirt (2008)

An appreciation of the 1988 film "Bull Durham" featuring former baseball players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados; it also includes an interview with director Ron Shelton.  (more)

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CAST:  Ron Shelton  •  Jenny Robertson

An appreciation of the 1988 film "Bull Durham" featuring former baseball players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados; it also includes an interview with director Ron Shelton.  (more)

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CAST:  Ron Shelton  •  Jenny Robertson

Sport in America: Our Defining Stories (2013)

Athletes and fans explore the impact of sports on the lives of Americans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Del Deo  •  James D. Stern
CAST:  Summer Sanders  •  Steve Kerr  •  Ron Shelton  •  Mike Tyson

Athletes and fans explore the impact of sports on the lives of Americans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Del Deo  •  James D. Stern
CAST:  Summer Sanders  •  Steve Kerr  •  Ron Shelton  •  Mike Tyson

Hound Dogs (2011)

Drawing from Ron Shelton's own experiences as a baseball player, Hound Dogs is set in the world of minor league baseball. It centers on minor league team the Nashville Hound Dogs and its endlessly upbeat general manager (Tom Verica), a gambling addict trying to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Tom Verica  •  Laura Bell Bundy  •  Joe Chrest  •  Harry Lennix

Drawing from Ron Shelton's own experiences as a baseball player, Hound Dogs is set in the world of minor league baseball. It centers on minor league team the Nashville Hound Dogs and its endlessly upbeat general manager (Tom Verica), a gambling addict trying to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Tom Verica  •  Laura Bell Bundy  •  Joe Chrest  •  Harry Lennix

White Men Can't Jump (1992)

Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tyra Ferrell

Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Shelton
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tyra Ferrell