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
Rick Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A classic comedy about growing up!
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Did You Know?
When Coach Buttermaker (Walter Matthau
) is getting into his car after leaving Councilman Whitewood's office, there's a sign in the background for a production of "Hello, Dolly!". Matthau played Horace Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly!
(1969). See more
Right before Buttermaker bunts, Englebert's hat and mask are on his head but in the next shot the hat is gone. See more
[after getting cold shoulder from everyone
Hey does anyone mind if I warm up too?
We didn't think you needed anybody but yourself to play catch with!
Just cool it, runt.
[they start fighting
When the Paramount logo turns blue, the "Paramount" text extends beyond the dark blue area instead of staying inside the dark blue. See more
Referenced in Gossip Girl: Bad News Blair
Written by Georges Bizet See more