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The Bad News Bears (1976) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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 <rag.apa@email.apa.org>
  • An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

    - Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

Synopsis

Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau), an alcoholic and former minor-league baseball player, is recruited...

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