The Bad News Bears Poster Image
Rated
PG
Runtime 102 min
Ratings
97% critics Rotten Tomatoes
80% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 12+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Release 04/07/76
Actors Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten
Directors Michael Ritchie
First of a trilogy of films takes an unflinching look at the underbelly of little league baseball in Southern California. Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Release 04/07/76
Actors Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten
Directors Michael Ritchie
First of a trilogy of films takes an unflinching look at the underbelly of little league baseball in Southern California. Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.