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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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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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When Coach Manning (Dolph Sweet) says "Up Up" to Miguel, the audio is way off. In fact, the second up comes when Sweet's mouth is closed. See more »

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Mike Engelberg: Hey Kelly can we make another stop?
Kelly Leak: Engelberg can't you just...
Mike Engelberg: Look it happens I can't control things like this...
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Devane and Sweet are the only reason to sit through this .......
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Dolph Sweet as the "Bears" overbearing coach, and William Devane as his reluctant replacement, are the only reason to sit through this. Otherwise, what you get is a predictable bore of a baseball film, that is strictly adolescent material and definitely by the book. The will he or won't he play scenario seems pretty stale, and the father - son relationship tension doesn't work either. Devane is really wasted, essentially playing a one dimensional character, that is very forgettable. Most attempts at humor fail miserably, and even the big game is weak. This is probably a sequel that never should have been made. Billy Bob Thornton's abrasive character in the "Bad News Bears" remake seems like "Oscar" material compared to "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training". - MERK


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