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 <email@example.com>
At last, a picture of kids as they really are.
See more »
Did You Know?
Tanner uses the word crud (or cruddy) 11 times during the course of the film. See more
After Tanner has a fight with a Yankee Player at the snack bar, he is placed in a garbage can by the Yankee Player. Lupus picks up Tanner's hat and places it in Tanner's lap right side up. The next shot shows the hat in his lap upside down. See more
Coach Morris Buttermaker
Now get back to the stands before I shave off half your mustache and shove it up your left nostril.
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