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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The Coach is shown to purchase his team's uniforms at "Willis' Sporting Goods" in Thousand Oaks, CA. This store (now closed) was owned and operated by Howard (Howie) Willis, who is now retired and living in Lake Oswego, OR. [February 2015] See more
Against the Athletics, Rudy Stein is up to bat and hits a fly ball to right field for the final out of the game. However, when he's at bat, you can clearly see that it's only 5-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. In the very next shot, the scoreboard reads 18-0. See more
Coach Morris Buttermaker
[leading team chant
A busted bat and a long fly ball...
Bad News Bears
Any day now, Durocher will call!
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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