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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

 -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  8 July 1977 (USA)
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A troubled, rebellious teen drives his rambunctious baseball team out to Houston where they play an exhibition game and the boy meets his estranged father, and hires him as the teams coach.

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Sentimental sequel film finds the Bears, somehow, the little league champions of California. As a result, the team is invited to play a between-games exhibition at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly Leak, the Bears' star player, decides to rejoin the team and go with them to Houston to make amends with his estranged father, Mike. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Gary Lee Cavagnaro played Engleburg in the original The Bad News Bears (1976). By the time it came to film 'The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training', he had grown about 4 inches and lost a tremendous amount of weight. Since he no longer looked like his character, the part had to be recast. See more »

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In the famous "hidden ball trick" scene against the Toros, the Bears pitcher is on the mound during the trick. This would make the play impossible because being on the mound "rubber" without the ball is considered a balk at any level of baseball. See more »

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Mike Leak: LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY!...
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Referenced in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »

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The Best of the Bears
13 July 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Can you name another movie that captured the 70's generation as well as the bond of friendship with the most diverse group of kids in the world. Forget comparing this film to the original or that piece of crap Japan flick that completed the trilogy. This is an amazing film that tells a decent story, but overall gives a funny and enjoyable film that you never get tired of. Even if you hate the Bears or some of the annoying characters, its a classic because it never gets old. The characters all seem too real. Since none of the actors made it big, it adds to how real the characters in the film are. For that, possible sad reason, the film can only be seen through the eyes of the young.


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