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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training -- 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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Release Date:
8 July 1977 (USA) See more »
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 »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Devane ... Mike Leak

Clifton James ... Sy Orlansky

Jackie Earle Haley ... Kelly Leak
Jimmy Baio ... Carmen Ronzonni
Chris Barnes ... Tanner Boyle
Erin Blunt ... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
George Gonzales ... Miguel Agilar
Jaime Escobedo ... Jose Agilar (as Jaime O. Escobedo)

Alfred Lutter III ... Ogilvie (as Alfred Lutter)
Brett Marx ... Jimmie Feldman

David Pollock ... Rudi Stein
Quinn Smith ... Timmy Lupus - The Big Looper
David Stambaugh ... Toby Whitewood
Jeffrey Louis Starr ... Mike Engelberg
Lane Smith ... Officer Mackie
Fred Stuthman ... Lester Eastland
Dolph Sweet ... Mr. Manning
Pat Corley ... Morrie Slaytor
Ira Gilbert ... Motel Manager

Gene Rader ... Grocery Clerk
Ronnie Thomas ... Indian Pitcher
Douglas Anderson ... Carl Rutherford
Jerry Lawson ... Chip Roberts
G.G. Lively ... 1st Patrolman
Martha Turner ... Evonne
Maggie Burns ... Ruth
Michelle Fruge ... Janet
Leigh Manley ... Janet's Girl Friend
Jason Cooper ... Leon Waterson
Yvonne McCord ... Sheila Lansing
Charles Krohn ... Newscaster
Viki Kilstrom ... Hitchhiker
John W. Goyen Jr. ... Locker Room Official
Ted Dawson ... Astrodome Announcer
Bob Watson ... Houston Astros First Baseman (as Robert J. Watson)
Joseph V. Ferguson ... Houston Astros Catcher
Enos Cabell ... Houston Astros Third Baseman
Ken Forsch ... Houston Astros Relief Pitcher (as Kenneth R. Forsch)
Roger Metzger ... Houston Astros Shortstop
William C. Virdon ... Houston Astros Manager
J.R. Richard ... Houston Astros Starting Pitcher (as James Richard)
César Cedeno ... Houston Astros Outfielder (as Cesar Cedeno)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Hodge ... Fan at Astrodome (uncredited)
Jake Messinger ... Houston Toros Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Pressman 
Writing credits
Paul Brickman (written by)

Bill Lancaster (characters)

Produced by
Fred T. Gallo .... associate producer
Leonard Goldberg .... producer
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John W. Wheeler 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Stephen Myles Berger  (as Steve Berger)
Set Decoration by
Fred Price  (as Fred R. Price)
Costume Design by
Jack Martell 
Makeup Department
John Inzerella .... makeup artist
Joan Phillips .... hair stylist
Production Management
Fred T. Gallo .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
Wally Samson .... production manager: studio features (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... assistant director
Kim Kurumada .... second assistant director
David Nicksay .... second assistant director (as Dave Nicksay)
Alain Silver .... dga trainee
Art Department
Matt Springman .... property master
Olesley Cole .... leadman (uncredited)
Ken Criswell .... swing gang (uncredited)
George Hamilton .... assistant props (uncredited)
Nikita Knatz .... illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound effects editor
Dominick Gaffey .... sound mixer (as Nick Gaffey)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
Ron Collins .... boom operator (uncredited)
Jim Osburn .... cableman (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike Benson .... camera operator (as Michael Benson)
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Norman Lang .... electrician
John Murray .... key grip (as John J. Murray)
Gene Stout .... gaffer (as Eugene W. Stout)
Bob Apger .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Coe .... still photographer: Houston (uncredited)
Angelo de Young .... grip (uncredited)
Ron Housiaux .... best boy (uncredited)
Edward Morey III .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Lawrence E. Peets .... best boy (uncredited)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Joel Stout .... electrician (uncredited)
Bill Young .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Liz Keigley .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fincher .... assistant costumes (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Robert Souders .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Milton Lustig .... music editor
Craig Safan .... music adaptor
Craig Safan .... music producer: "Lookin' Good"
Transportation Department
Joel Marrow .... driver captain (uncredited)
John Reade .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Douglas D. Anderson .... dialogue coach
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher
Don Henry .... production auditor
Adria Later .... studio teacher (as Adria Licklider)
Michael Lehman .... unit publicist
Louis Smallwood .... studio teacher
Hope Williams .... script supervisor
Betty Atkinson .... production secretary (uncredited)
Ron Eisenman .... first aid (uncredited)
Marty P. Ewing .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Janice Lisalda .... secretary to producer and director (uncredited)
Freeman Packard .... production support (uncredited)
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Sanders .... craft service (uncredited)
Glen Sanford .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Breaking Training" - Philippines (English title)
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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: In the game between the Toros and the Bears, a Bears player is seen up to bat with an aluminum bat but the camera angle change has him swinging a wood bat.See more »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
1812 OvertureSee more »


What does Jose Agilar say when he and his brother are looking at the dirty magazines?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not a foul ball but not a home run either, 26 October 2002
Author: soranno from Las Vegas, Nevada

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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