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Bill Lancaster (written by)
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Release Date:
30 June 1978 (USA) See more »
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They never met an adult they couldn't drive crazy. See more »
Plot:
In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Collapses long before reaching home plate See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Tony Curtis ... Marvin Lazar

Jackie Earle Haley ... Kelly Leak
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Coach Shimizu
Antonio Inoki ... Himself
Hatsune Ishihara ... Arika

George Wyner ... the Network Director
Lonny Chapman ... Louis the Gambler
Matthew Anton ... E.R.W. Tillyard III (as Matthew Douglas Anton)
Erin Blunt ... 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
Abraham Unger ... Abe Bernstein
Dick Button ... Himself

Regis Philbin ... Harry Hahn
Kin'ichi Hagimoto ... Game Show Host
Hugh Gillin ... Pennywall
Robert Sorrells ... Locke
Sonny Barnes ... Mean Bones Beaudine (as Clarence Barnes)

Michael Yama ... Usher

James Staley ... Network Man #4
Dick McGarvin ... Network Man #3
Tak Kubota ... Referee
Jerry Ziesmer ... Eddie of Network
Gene LeBell ... Mean Bones' Manager
Bin Amatsu ... Arika's Father
Dean A. Okinaka ... Manager
Victor Toyota ... Interpreter
Yangi Kitadani ... Fight Announcer
Marjorie Jackson ... Waitress
Jerry Maren ... Page Boy
Tim P. Sullivan ... Network Man #2
Bob Kino ... Moderator
Dennis Freeman ... Network Man #5
Kyôko Fuji ... Madam (as Kyoko Fuji)
Ginger Martin ... Director's Aide
Daniel Sasaki ... Band Leader
Don Watters ... Network Man #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Hampton ... Dancing Woman (uncredited)

Shô Kosugi ... Kata Demonstrator (uncredited)

Ari Taub ... Left Fielder (uncredited)
Akira Ôizumi ... Second Baseman (uncredited)

Directed by
John Berry 
 
Writing credits
Bill Lancaster (written by)

Produced by
Terry Carr .... associate producer
Bill Lancaster .... co-producer
Michael Ritchie .... producer
Hisashi Yabe .... associate producer: Japan
 
Original Music by
Paul Chihara 
 
Cinematography by
Kôzô Okazaki (Japan)
Gene Polito (USA)
 
Film Editing by
Richard A. Harris 
Dennis Virkler 
 
Production Design by
Walter Scott Herndon 
 
Set Decoration by
Cheryal Kearney 
 
Makeup Department
Hisako Hanazawi .... hair stylist: Japanese Crew (as Hisako Hanazawa)
Bob Mills .... makeup artist (as Robert Mills)
 
Production Management
Terry Carr .... unit production manager
Asatomo Kyokawa .... unit manager: Japan
William Ross .... unit manager: Japan (as Bill Ross)
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Abe .... assistant director: Japan
Alan Brimfeld .... second assistant director (as Alan Brimfield)
Jerry Ziesmer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hiroshi Kitagawa .... art director: Japan
Mike Miner .... property master
 
Sound Department
William M. Andrews .... sound effects editor (as Bill Andrews)
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor (as Henry Asman)
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer (as Gene Cantamesa)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Hector Guerrero .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marlin Hall .... key grip
Kôzô Okazaki .... director of photography: Japan
Gene Polito .... director of photography: USA
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "a"camera, steadicam
Richard Walden .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Martinelli .... wardrobe
Thomas Welsh .... wardrobe (as Tommy Welsh)
 
Editorial Department
Carolyn H. Abe .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Paul Chihara .... music adaptor
Robert Krueger .... music editor
Michael Melvoin .... music arranger: songs (as Mike Melvoin)
 
Other crew
Takashi Arakawa .... baseball advisor: Japanese Crew
Charlotte Dreiman .... location liaison: Japan
Michie Ross .... interpreter: Japanese Crew
Shin'ichirô Sawai .... dialogue coach: Japanese Crew (as Shinichiro Sawai)
Naofumi Okamoto .... production coordinator (uncredited)
 

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91 min
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The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 1th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1978.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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Soundtrack:
When the Saints Go Marching InSee more »

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Collapses long before reaching home plate, 10 April 2014
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

In his autobiography, Tony Curtis blasted this movie, the final entry of the "Bad News Bears" series. Watching this movie, it doesn't take long to figure out why Curtis hated this movie. The strange thing, however, is that despite his less than adequate surroundings, Curtis gives a pretty good performance. He's lively, and manages to deliver a few quips in his trademark sarcastic manner that manage to provoke a few chuckles. Aside from Curtis, however, this movie is a terrible mess. I know these movies aren't supposed to be politically correct, but there are some touches that today could be considered racist. But the storytelling is even worse. For some reason, the kids in this movie don't get a lot of focus, and there's even less footage of them playing baseball. And most of the movie is one scene after another that doesn't advance the thin plot the slightest. It's hard to believe that Bill Lancaster, who wrote the sharp first movie, wrote this sloppy script.

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