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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A classic comedy about growing up!
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Did You Know?
In the film, neither of the Aguilar brothers could speak any English. In reality, according to an interview in a Sports Illustrated "Where Are They Now" issue, Jaime Escobedo
(Jose) and George Gonzales
(Miguel) were in fact fluent in English, and didn't know how to speak in Spanish. They had to learn their entire dialogue strictly in Spanish before filming began. 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
Coach Morris Buttermaker
Well, your mother and I didn't got along too well, Amanda. I liked her very much, though. I still do. As a matter of fact I'm just not the marrying kind. But I guess I handled it badly, huh?
You handled it like shit!
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