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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 30 June 1978 (USA)
In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best ... See full summary »

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Kelly Leak
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Coach Shimizu
Antonio Inoki ...
Himself
Hatsune Ishihara ...
Arika
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the Network Director
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Louis the Gambler
Matthew Anton ...
E.R.W. Tillyard III (as Matthew Douglas Anton)
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Ahmad Rahim
George Gonzales ...
Miguel Agilar
Brett Marx ...
Jimmy Feldman
David Pollock ...
Rudy Stein
David Stambaugh ...
Toby Whitewood
Jeffrey Louis Starr ...
Mike Engleberg
Scoody Thornton ...
Mustapha Rahim
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In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps the boys come into. Written by matt-282

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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$14,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The first 'Bad News Bears' movie not to feature fan favorite Tanner Boyle played in the first two films by Chris Barnes. See more »

Quotes

Abe Bernstein: Marvin, if I take off my shoes, I'm going to get athlete's foot!
Marvin Lazar: Well, that'll be the only part of you that is an athlete.
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The Paramount mountain changes into Mount Fuji before the opening credits begin. See more »

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Referenced in The King of Queens: Art House (1999) See more »

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BIRDMAN'S FLYIN' HIGH
Words and music by Paul Chihara
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One of the Worst Productions Ever Recorded Onto Celluloid and Released by a Studio
30 January 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This--dare I call it--film is, IMHO, one of the worst productions ever recorded onto celluloid and released by a studio. Our daughter loved the original BNB, and seeing original director Michael Ritchie as this installment's Producer gave us some reason to hope, but 3 minutes of this extreme dog-of-a-movie was enough to dispel all of THAT! It's hard to believe this was made only two years after the original came out. From Tony Curtis' boozy, utterly amoral character (was this an acting job?), to the very incoherent script and equally helpless direction, this is a testament, I can only imagine, to the power of greed. Greed by a studio and production company that had had a hit with the first BNB movie and was determined to milk it for all it was worth--regardless of the #&%@! they had to serve up! Thanks folks! Save yourself the considerable bother and DO NOT watch this movie!


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