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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The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities.
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Did You Know?
's screenplay was based on his experiences with his father, Burt Lancaster
. Buttermaker was based on Burt, who was known for his grumpiness and the character of Amanda was based on himself. Burt Lanacster would later be cast as an aged version of early 20th Century ballplayer, Archibald "Moonlight" Graham in Field of Dreams
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The team photo at the end of the movie differs from the team photo taken earlier. The later photo includes Amanda and Kelly who were not on the team on opening day. Also Tanner and Jimmy are no longer "flipping off" the camera man. And Buttermaker's shirt and the photo background change. This suggest a possible re-shoot during or after the season. 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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