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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At last, a picture of kids as they really are.
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On picture day, Buttermaker has his arms crossed trying to hide his beer. He then has his arms uncrossed as the photographer snaps the picture. When the camera cuts back, he is again standing in the original pose, with arms crossed trying to hide the beer. See more
Coach Morris Buttermaker
[leading team chant
A busted bat and a long fly ball...
Bad News Bears
Any day now, Durocher will call!
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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