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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

 -  Comedy | 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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They've fired their coach. They've "borrowed" a van. They're on their way to the Houston Astrodome...with girls on their minds, cops on their tails, and the game of their lives at stake. See more »

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Trivia

The baseball field where the Bears are training is in real life, Bayland Park off Bissonnet in Southwest Houston. During the baseball training scenes, there is an advertisement for Discount Trophies (off South Post Oak), which went out of business in 1993. 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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Kelly Leak: Remember when you asked me if I wouldn't of... stopped by if we didn't need a coach? Well I was wrong, I would've.
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Referenced in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »

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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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