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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Aside from the two sequels and 2005 remake, the movie was adapted as a half hour TV sitcom in 1979. The series ran for 26 episodes on CBS, with Jack Warden starring in Walter Matthau's role. See more
In the dugout, during the final game against the Yankees, Coach Buttermaker's beer switches from a 16-ounce can of Coors, to a brown glass bottle of Lucky Lager, and back again to Coors, all within a matter of seconds. 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!
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