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Bad News Bears (2005)

 -  Comedy | Family | 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 »

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

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22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los osos de la mala suerte  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$159,042 (Australia) (9 December 2005)

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$159,042 (Australia) (9 December 2005)
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In the trailer, the baseball bat with the film's title on it says, "Est. 1976", this was the year the original film was released. See more »

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When Roy Bullock first meets Buttermaker, Greg Kinnear (Bullock) flubs his lines. He says, "stop by and see me sometime, I'm over at Chevy Valley Subaru." The name of the car dealership, as referenced later in the film and as makes sense with standard naming convention, is Valley Chevy Subaru. See more »

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Morris Buttermaker: [convincing the kids to wear their protective cups] If you get hurt, they can sue my ass so hard, they'll start garnishing my turds.
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Paint the mustouche on the Mona Lisa why don't you?
22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I generally am a Richard Linklater fan and consider Mr. Thorton one of the finest actors and writers we have. I'd like to kick them both dead on in the nuts for this one. The original was a structurally flawless piece of work and their version was horrendous and stupid. Everything the original did with grace, skill and humor they trampled over needlessly. Every time they changed Lancaster's original script they did so without tact and screwed up the rhythm of the piece

See the original. It remains a masterpiece and one of the greatest sports movies ever made. This is a cheap remake that should have never been made. So many great scripts and premises have been screwed up, why not remake those and start with JJ Abrams original screenplay of "Regarding Henry" another movie where a top notch director did not do his best work. Now that should be remade how Abrams envisioned it.

He's never written anything better, nor have most of the rest of us.


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