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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

PG  |   |  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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Mike Leak
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Sy Orlansky
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Jimmy Baio ...
Carmen Ronzonni
Chris Barnes ...
Erin Blunt ...
George Gonzales ...
Jaime Escobedo ...
Jose Agilar (as Jaime O. Escobedo)
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Ogilvie (as Alfred Lutter)
Brett Marx ...
Jimmie Feldman
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Quinn Smith ...
David Stambaugh ...
Jeffrey Louis Starr ...
Lane Smith ...
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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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Comedy | Family | Sport

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8 July 1977 (USA)  »

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The Bad News Bears 2  »

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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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A Toros player hits an obvious ground ball (considering the angle, the ball hits the ground just out of the camera's shot), but in the following shot, Tanner, playing shortstop, catches it as if it were a hard line drive. See more »

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Carmen Ronzonni: Engelberg, you and me gotta communicate, you know? We need signs. So, one finger means fastball, two curveball, three slider, four knuckler, five sinker, six changeup, seven screwball, and eight dipsy-doodle. And if you just want something like an intentional walk, just call out "intentional walk." Nobody gives a shit about that kind of thing.
[pats Engelberg on the chest with his glove]
Carmen Ronzonni: Have a good game.
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Referenced in Beerfest (2006) See more »

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Lookin' Good
Music: Craig Safan
Lyric: Norman Gimbel
Sung by: James Rolleston
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Dome Sweet Dome.
7 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of the standard crew (Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal are huge absences though) return for this feather-weight sequel to the highly popular original of 1976. This time juvenile delinquent Jackie Earle Haley and his teammates hit the road to Houston to play a little league game in the Astrodome. It seems that Haley's estranged father (William Devane) also lives in Texas and he becomes a focal point as the club lacks a manager. The kids are more grown up this time but their maturity seems to be on the decline as they only care about girls (who are all obviously older than they are) and getting into general mischief. The only real attraction is the Astrodome as the old scoreboard and the novelty of the eighth wonder of the world in 1977 make the closing act of the picture a nostalgic view to a part of sports history that many have already forgotten about. Overall the movie is a stinker with little else to recommend. 2 stars out of 5.


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