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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 8 July 1977 (USA)
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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The playboy magazine that Carmen gets is the February 1977 issue--Lena Kansbod is on its cover. See more »

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The "No Parking/Tow Away Zone" sign is first shown partially hidden by a plant. Moments later, when the police car pulls up, the sign is now plainly visible and nowhere near the plant. See more »

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Jose Agilar: Four dollars, for both of us!
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Lookin' Good
Music: Craig Safan
Lyric: Norman Gimbel
Sung by: James Rolleston
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Not bad, but it's nothing without Buttermaker
8 December 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

After seeing The Bad News Bears, I have just been in love with that film ever since my first viewing, so I figured despite the low rating on IMDb, just to give the sequels a look. So, I just watched The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and while I didn't think it was so bad, it lost it's substance of what the first one was, and that was a crappy team with a lousy coach that didn't care if they won or lost. Now we don't get to know the coach better, we get to know the team better, well, I guess we didn't need to know that much.

Some of the team is back, mainly it seems like we are focusing on Kelly this time, but they want to go to Texas to win the big game in the Astrodome to win the game for Lupus and a trip to Japan or something along those lines. But the team gets a lousy coach to begin with, so on their road trip, Kelly picks up his estranged father and asks him to be the team's coach and help them practice. Of course, Kelly and his dad need some things to patch up before they can play any games.

The thing that was strange to me mainly, I don't know maybe because it's a different time, but I found it strange that the dad kept calling the boys "handsome" and patting their upper legs, but I don't know, maybe I'm just taking it too seriously or too PC. While, on it's own, it's not too bad of a movie, I wouldn't really suggest this movie for the hard core fans, but I rented both sequels, so I might as well see the next one, right?

5/10


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