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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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Director:
Writers:
Paul Brickman (written by)
Bill Lancaster (characters)
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Release Date:
8 July 1977 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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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Not bad, but it's nothing without Buttermaker 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 (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
James Richard ... Houston Astros Starting Pitcher
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Breaking Training" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The playboy magazine that Carmen gets is the February 1977 issue--Lena Kansbod is on its cover.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A Toros player hits an obvious ground ball (considering the angle, the ball hits the ground just out of the camera's shot), but in the following shot, Tanner, playing shortstop, catches it as if it were a hard line drive.See more »
Quotes:
Mike Leak:Listen it's been a long time...
Kelly Leak:It's been eight years. You know why I know that? You know why I know it's been eight years? Because on the day left you gave me this little blue bicycle, I was five years old, some little punk kid, and you have me the bike thinking that if I accepted the gift, I'd accept a deal, well you were wrong! I didn't except that bicycle, it's eight years old, it's untouched and it's still in my basement...
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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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not bad, but it's nothing without Buttermaker, 8 December 2006
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

After seeing The Bad News Bears, I have just been in love with that film ever since my first viewing, so I figured despite the low rating on IMDb, just to give the sequels a look. So, I just watched The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and while I didn't think it was so bad, it lost it's substance of what the first one was, and that was a crappy team with a lousy coach that didn't care if they won or lost. Now we don't get to know the coach better, we get to know the team better, well, I guess we didn't need to know that much.

Some of the team is back, mainly it seems like we are focusing on Kelly this time, but they want to go to Texas to win the big game in the Astrodome to win the game for Lupus and a trip to Japan or something along those lines. But the team gets a lousy coach to begin with, so on their road trip, Kelly picks up his estranged father and asks him to be the team's coach and help them practice. Of course, Kelly and his dad need some things to patch up before they can play any games.

The thing that was strange to me mainly, I don't know maybe because it's a different time, but I found it strange that the dad kept calling the boys "handsome" and patting their upper legs, but I don't know, maybe I'm just taking it too seriously or too PC. While, on it's own, it's not too bad of a movie, I wouldn't really suggest this movie for the hard core fans, but I rented both sequels, so I might as well see the next one, right?

5/10

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