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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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
(1989). See more
When Buttermaker is getting issued equipment from Cleveland in the beginning of the movie she tells him there are 17 teams are in the league. However only seven teams appear in the league standings and ever appear in the movie. See more
[team riding in Buttermaker's car to practice
If you were so great, how come you never made it to the major leagues?
Coach Morris Buttermaker
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