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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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Cast

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Mike Leak
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Sy Orlansky
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Jimmy Baio ...
Carmen Ronzonni
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Erin Blunt ...
George Gonzales ...
Jaime Escobedo ...
Jose Agilar (as Jaime O. Escobedo)
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Ogilvie (as Alfred Lutter)
Brett Marx ...
Jimmie Feldman
David Pollock ...
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David Stambaugh ...
Jeffrey Louis Starr ...
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Officer Mackie
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first two Bad News Bears movies used music from two 19th century composers. The first movie used music from the opera Carmen by Bizet. The second used the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. See more »

Goofs

The game was to be a sell out, or near sell-out. However, there appears to be a limited number of extras available. In several shots, the Astrodome is obviously empty except for the first few rows. Looking near the top of the screen, you can easily see the empty seats. 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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Connections

Followed by The Bad News Bears (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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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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