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Director:
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Paul Brickman (written by)
Bill Lancaster (characters)
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Release Date:
8 July 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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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(4 articles)
User Reviews:
Kids are so adorable when they turn 13, aren't they? See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (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
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
James Richard ... Houston Astros Starting Pitcher
César Cedeno ... Houston Astros Outfielder (as Cesar Cedeno)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jake Messinger ... Houston Toros Player (uncredited)
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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 
 
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)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... first 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
 
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound effects editor
Dominick Gaffey .... sound mixer (as Nick Gaffey)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
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)
 
Casting Department
Liz Keigley .... location casting
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Milton Lustig .... music editor
Craig Safan .... music adaptor
Craig Safan .... music producer: "Lookin' Good"
 
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
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Glen Sanford .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Breaking Training" - Philippines (English title)
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100 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the famous "hidden ball trick" scene against the Toros, the Bears pitcher is on the mound during the trick. This would make the play impossible because being on the mound "rubber" without the ball is considered a balk at any level of baseball.See more »
Quotes:
Mike Engelberg:[entire Bears team singing] Won't your mother be disgusted when she finds her son is busted, footprint on the dashboard upside down, yee haw! Won't she scream in your ear when she finds you with that beer, grinin' and a stumblin all around yee haw!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Puddle Cruiser (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
1812 OvertureSee more »

FAQ

What does Jose Agilar say when he and his brother are looking at the dirty magazines?
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Kids are so adorable when they turn 13, aren't they?, 6 December 2005
Author: Ron Mexico from United States

Yikes...one of the most awkward sequels of all times. First they replace the inspiring, easily recognizable soundtrack of the original ("Carmen") with some maudlin seventies fare that even Laverne and Shirley would laugh at. Then they have a group of unappealing adolescents known as the 'Bears' ride to the Astrodome in the back of a cargo van (why the Bears were chosen to play in this game instead of the Yankees, the team that actually WON the championship in the first film, is conveniently glossed over). In between, there's a sandlot game where, predictably, the Bears revert to their 'Bad News' ways. Yeech!

There are some sequels that should not be made when the star of the original decides to move on, and this is one of those times. Perhaps Matthau saw the script and realized that his career would follow that of Roy Scheider's if he participated in this atrocity. Other than a somewhat touching subplot involving Tanner's desire to win the game for "The Looper" (Timmy Lupus who appears in the sequel for about twenty three seconds), this film is more than worthy of a royal skewering from Mike and the bots of "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" fame.

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