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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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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:
The Best of the Bears 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:
Joe Hodge ... Fan at Astrodome (uncredited)

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
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera
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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Runtime:
100 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the game at the Astrodome, a Toros player comments that Jimmy Feldman looks like "one of the Marx Brothers". Brett Marx, who plays Jimmy, is the grandson of Gummo Marx, a brother of the Marx Brothers.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the Bears commit "the hidden ball trick," the Bears celebrate and the centerfield scoreboard says "Sometimes even your best friends won't tell you," and the leftfield scoreboard shows 4 1/2 innings, but it in an up close a few seconds later, it shows a "0" being put on the board.See more »
Quotes:
Mike Engelberg:Hey Kelly can we make another stop?
Kelly Leak:Engelberg can't you just...
Mike Engelberg:Look it happens I can't control things like this...
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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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Best of the Bears, 13 July 2002
Author: caspian1978 from Boston, MA

Can you name another movie that captured the 70's generation as well as the bond of friendship with the most diverse group of kids in the world. Forget comparing this film to the original or that piece of crap Japan flick that completed the trilogy. This is an amazing film that tells a decent story, but overall gives a funny and enjoyable film that you never get tired of. Even if you hate the Bears or some of the annoying characters, its a classic because it never gets old. The characters all seem too real. Since none of the actors made it big, it adds to how real the characters in the film are. For that, possible sad reason, the film can only be seen through the eyes of the young.

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