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Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 22 July 2005 (USA)
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A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.



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Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic pest removal worker and former professional baseball player (for a very short time), is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team of 12-year-olds which is about to be thrown out of the league. Written by Anonymous

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The bases are Loaded... So is the coach. See more »


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los osos de la mala suerte  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,382,472 (USA) (22 July 2005)


$32,865,161 (USA) (23 September 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeffrey Davies' first and only on screen performance. See more »


At the end when the kids are given the non-alcoholic beer, Tanner opens his and starts drinking it in the dugout, but as they walk out you can see Tanner open his bottle again. See more »


Morris Buttermaker: Come on guys, remember what I told you, there's no "I" in team
Matthew Hooper: Yea, but there's an "M" and an "E".
Tanner Boyle: THERE SHOULD BE AN "F" AND A "U"!
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Referenced in School Bus Diaries (2016) See more »


from "Carmen"
by Georges Bizet
Performed by Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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Funny, but for Older Children/Young Adults
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, let me say that it's been years since I saw the original and not being a baseball/softball player myself, I couldn't remember a thing about it. I thought this movie was funny and had some good messages promoting "team concepts", even though it was hidden sometimes under crude language, sexual innuendo and other subjects not appropriate for very young children. I am a Billy Bob Thorton fan and I thought he played the part well and was exactly the guy for the role. You generally wouldn't expect to see him in a PG-rated movie anyway. I just want families with young children to keep this in mind when choosing a film for all to see. A few families walked out after the first few minutes that contained some language not appropriate for their young children. The child actors in the movie are great and make the picture enjoyable to watch. The other benefit to this film, again for the appropriate aged audience is that it is about two hours long so you feel like you get your money's worth!

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