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Here Come the Tigers -- A losing Little League baseball team, comprised of rough-talking, racially mixed neighborhood kids, is ultimately pulled into enough of a team to win a championship.


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Release Date:
14 April 1979 (Japan) See more »
It's a whole new ball game! See more »
Amiable cop Eddie Burke and his clumsy partner Burt Honneger get the impossible job of coaching a little... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Kathy Bell ... Patty O'Malley
Noel Cunningham ... Noel 'Peanuts' Cady (as Noel John Cunningham)
Sean P. Griffin ... Art 'The Fart' Bullfinch
Max McClellan ... Mike 'The Bod' Karpel

Kevin Moore ... 'Eaglescout' Terwilliger
Lance Norwood ... Ralphy Parks
Ted Oyama ... Umeki Siddaharo
Michael Pastore ... Roger 'Fingers' Ross
Xavier Rodrigo ... Buster / Francis Xavier Rivera
Philip Scuderi ... Danny Mayfield
David Schmalholz ... Fritz 'Bionic Mouth' Curtis
Nancy Willis ... Sharyn Dixon
Andy Weeks ... 'Scoop' Maxwell
Todd Weeks ... Timmy Deutsch
Richard Lincoln ... Eddie Burke
James Zvanut ... Burt Honneger
Samantha Grey ... Bette Burke
Manny Lieberman ... Felix the Umpire
Terry Vance ... Mrs. Mayfield
Fred Denham ... Chief Duggan (as Fred H. Denham)
William Caldwell ... Kreeger
Fred J. Lincoln ... Aesop (as Fred Lincoln)
Mary Gamsu ... Judge Morin
Victor B. Miller ... Announcer
David Poor ... Dr. Newton
John Anthony Williams ... Cop #1 (as Tony Williams)
John B. Rose ... Cop #2
Luckey Heath ... Dr. Sternberg
George Ganzle ... The Con
Charles Curtiss ... Chauffeur
Sharon 'Brandy' Morris ... Woman in Jeep
Lee Bogert ... Fancy Woman
Vincent Sandercock ... Umpire #2
Aloysius Kerry ... Gus, The Panthers Coach
Adam Ganzle ... Spittin' Jim Hurley
Timothy Wilder ... The Pride of San Juan
Michael Ganzle ... Roadblock Neary
William Wilder ... The Beast
John Basili ... The Hook
Robert Basili ... The Razor
Jennifer Lyman ... Big Bertha
Andy Wittenstein ... Ramrod Steiner (as Andrew Wittenstein)
Doug Fincher ... Marcioni
William Hart ... Panther Player
Katie Ross ... Panther Player
Caroline Sherman ... Panther Player
Susan Boyar ... Cubs Coach
Kevin Cunningham ... Cubs Coach
Emily Bernhard ... Cubs Player
Neal Matthews ... Cubs Player
Charles Bunting ... Cubs Player
Gary Pils ... Cubs Player
James Freehill ... Cubs Player
Brian Reilly ... Cubs Player
Kelley Goodson ... Cubs Player
Michael Reilly ... Cubs Player
Kyle Goodson ... Cubs Player
Alex Sumner ... Cubs Player
Thomas Charney ... Pirates Coach
Peter Brummel ... Pirates Player
Andy McKibbins ... Pirates Player
Stephen Chacho ... Pirates Player
Ian Miller ... Pirates Player
Francesco D'Amico ... Pirates Player
David Rully ... Pirates Player
Adam Jebb ... Pirates Player
Jay Schmalholz ... Pirates Player
Michael Kaminsky ... Pirates Player

Mircea Oprea ... Pirates Player (as Micu Oprea)
Jessica Cunningham ... Cheerleader
Hilary Bogert ... Cheerleader
Cyrena Bogert ... Cheerleader
Patrice Hart ... Cheerleader

Directed by
Sean S. Cunningham 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arch McCoy  writer

Produced by
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer
Steve Miner .... producer (as Stephen Miner)
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
Cinematography by
Barry Abrams 
Film Editing by
Steve Miner 
Art Direction by
Susan E. Cunningham 
Makeup Department
Carla White .... makeup artist (as Carla Leigh White)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Hart .... first assistant director
Steve Miner .... second unit director
Art Department
Roderick Robinson .... property master
Sound Department
Jack Higgins .... sound mixer
Max Kalmanowicz .... sound recordist
Richard Murphy .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Bogert .... still photographer
Denver John Collins .... camera operator (as Denver Collins)
Denver John Collins .... gaffer (as Denver Collins)
Wes Craven .... gaffer
John Drake .... best boy grip
Stuart Math .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jack Rose .... key grip
Robert D. Shulman .... key grip (as Robert Shulman)
Timothy Snell .... first assistant camera (as Timothy John Snell)
Peter Stein .... camera operator: second unit
Jeff Wayman .... second assistant camera (as Jeffrey Wayman)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Bloom .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Susan E. Cunningham .... assistant editor
Bill Freda .... additional editor (as William Freda)
Dan Markham .... synchronization editor
Timothy Snell .... assistant editor (as Timothy John Snell)
Music Department
Harry Manfredini .... music adaptor
Other crew
Liz Argo .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Argo)
Sharon Giese Hungerford .... production accountant
Sharon 'Brandy' Morr .... production assistant
Wynne Robison .... production assistant
John Travers .... production assistant
Cindy Veazey .... assistant to producer
Scott Deaver .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:PG (certificate #25180)
Filming Locations:

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Continuity: When Eddie and Burt respond to the call at Mrs. Mayfield's house, the car they are driving changes between shots.See more »
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Here Come the Tigers Goes Down Swinging, 21 June 2011
Author: hfan77 from St. Louis Park, MN

as a long-time baseball fan who has seen many baseball movies, there have been many hits such as Field of Dreams, Major League, The Natural and my all-time favorite The Bad News Bears. But there have been a number of errors in the mix, including Here Come the Tigers.

First of all, almost all the common player stereotypes that were in the successful Walter Matthau movie, except for the fat catcher were in this one. The two additions were the Japanese home run hitter who can also hit balls with his fist, even though he only utters the sound "OOH!" throughout the movie since he doesn't speak English. The other was a deaf-mute pitcher who got into a fight with some members of the rival Panthers at an arcade and suffered a broken arm but recovered in time to pitch in the championship game.

Second, there are no name actors in the movie. Is Richard Lincoln a household name? I'm sure a lot of people have never heard of him. It seems that the producer didn't have the money to pay a "name" actor to play the Tigers coach, so they went with unknowns.

As for the movie, it suffers from predictability and a weak script. It also has the standard slow-motion cliché scene of the big hit and the end of the movie.

The only bright spot was that when the movie first appeared in theaters, the long time Voice of the Yankees Mel Allen did the promo. Other than that, it's a forgettable baseball movie that definitely goes down swinging.

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