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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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Carmen Ronzonni
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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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The Bad News Bears are one year older and one year wilder. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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The Bad News Bears 2  »

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The factory where Kelly Leak locates his father is located on Old Galveston Road south of Loop 610 west of Pasadena, Texas. In the film, the facility is the former location of Texas Pipe and Supply (now the Boccard Pipe and Supply company). See more »

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At the Astrodome, the seats flanking the display board in the backfield change back and forth from being completely full to almost empty. See more »

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Mike Leak: LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY!...
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Followed by The Bad News Bears (1979) See more »

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Music: Craig Safan
Lyric: Norman Gimbel
Sung by: James Rolleston
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I Love any Movie....
12 July 2003 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

that features the town I grew up in, Houston. If it's a film about paint drying, and was shot in the 70's, I'm there! But, about THIS movie....

"BNB BT" is a decent, but weak follow up to the original. But then most "Part II" movies tend to be, right? Without Tatum O'Neal, and Walter Matthau, the movie seems to just coast. Now, I like William Devane, but it would have had more "bite" with the original leads.

The kids are cute, they play their hearts out, and you just love them. We have the sub-plot with Devane and his son, and then, the BIG FINISH!

Yeah, it was filmed inside the "Seventh Wonder of the World", the Astrodome, famed for such things as, The Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs "Battle of The Sexes" tennis match, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Astro's baseball, Oiler's football( and the short lived USFL Gamblers, too!), and countless other events. Part of the old school charm of watching anything in the 'Dome, was that scoreboard that lights up with the cowboy, and bull, all LONG gone....

It's fun seeing places you knew growing up, AND seeing people who went to your school! The character "Janet" was played by Michelle Fruge, was a cheerleader and was in my graduating class of 1980, from Dulles High School, in Sugar Land Texas. 6 on a scale of 10, for Houston. 4 on a scale of 10 for everything else.


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