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. Written by
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...together they make it happen!
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The daily newspaper Comic Strip Tank McNamara ran a story line loosely based and inspired by the movie. In the story line a girl named Janet wins an injunction to pitch in an all boys Little League for a team called The Bears. Janet, and the team's coach bore slight resemblance to Tatum O'Neal and Walter Mathau. See more
Several times during the course of the movie, the league standings are displayed, but the numbers shown are mathematically impossible. The total number of wins and losses for all teams in a baseball league must be even (since there is a winner and loser of each game). But every time the standings are shown in this film, those numbers don't match. In one scene, the standings show every team with a .500 record or better, which cannot happen mathematically. See more
[announcing Mets batter
Carl Paranski, Number 6...
Coach Morris Buttermaker
[yelling to Bears fielders
The cool Carl Paranski shift!
When the Paramount logo turns blue, the "Paramount" text extends beyond the dark blue area instead of staying inside the dark blue. See more
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