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>
At last, a picture of kids as they really are.
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The film's poster art was drawn by Jack Davis
, one of the founding illustrators for MAD magazine. See more
When the Bears play the Athletics the game before the championship game, the scoreboard says the home team is winning 1-0 the first time we see it. The second time we see it, the visitors are winning 1-0. The third time we see it, the home team is winning 2-1. See more
[Buttermaker passes out drunk during practise
Opening day's tomorrow! We don't know what the batting order is. We don't even have our positions set or anything.
All we got is a cruddy alky for a manager!
When the Paramount logo turns blue, the "Paramount" text extends beyond the dark blue area instead of staying inside the dark blue. See more
Written by Georges Bizet See more