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

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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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$19,104,350 (USA)
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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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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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Tanner Boyle: Jews, Spics, Niggers and a Wop that throws airballs.
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Referenced in Scavenger Hunt (1979) See more »

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Lookin' Good
Music: Craig Safan
Lyric: Norman Gimbel
Sung by: James Rolleston
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Not a foul ball but not a home run either
26 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

This second installment in Paramount's "The Bad News Bears" film series is (as most sequels are) not quite as good as the original film but it's not entirely bad either. William Devane does a fairly good job in his role as the new coach of the Bears little league baseball team. He has his sights set on big things including giving the team a shot for the little league world series and a chance to play at the famed Houston Astrodome. However, what could've made this sequel better was if some of the talent that came together to make the first film so enjoyable could've returned. The series was never the same without Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal.


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