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22 July 2005 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Billy Bob Thornton ... Morris Buttermaker

Greg Kinnear ... Roy Bullock

Marcia Gay Harden ... Liz Whitewood

Sammi Kane Kraft ... Amanda Whurlitzer

Ridge Canipe ... Toby Whitewood

Brandon Craggs ... Mike Engelberg

Jeffrey Davies ... Kelly Leak

Timmy Deters ... Tanner Boyle

Carlos Estrada ... Miguel Agilar

Emmanuel Estrada ... Jose Agilar

Troy Gentile ... Matthew Hooper

Kenneth 'K.C.' Harris ... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
Aman Johal ... Prem Lahiri

Tyler Patrick Jones ... Timmy Lupus

Jeffrey Tedmori ... Garo Daragabrigadien

Carter Jenkins ... Joey Bullock

Seth Adkins ... Jimmy
Chase Winton ... Ms. Cleveland

Arabella Holzbog ... Shari Bullock

Nectar Rose ... Paradise

Lisa Arturo ... Peaches

Lizz Carter ... Chandalier (as Elizabeth Carter)

Monique Cooper ... Lolita

Candace Kita ... China

Kate Luyben ... Daisy

Shamron Moore ... Cherry Pie

Jeffrey Hutchinson ... Baseball Official

Sonya Eddy ... Saleslady

Karen-Eileen Gordon ... Saleslady (as Karen Gordon)
Maura Vincent ... Shopper

Jennifer Carta ... Softball Player Suzy

Dennis LaValle ... Deaver Dad

Robert Peters ... Yankee Dad

Kevin R. Kelly ... Yankee Dad

Shannon O'Hurley ... All American Mom
Hunter Cole ... All American Boy

Wil Myer ... All American Boy

Pancho Moler ... Kevin
Jack Acampora ... Yankee Player
Bretton Blayde ... Yankee Player (as Bretton Bowman)
Ryan Cruz ... Yankee Player
Nick Lovullo ... Yankee Player
Richard Martinez ... Yankee Player
Payton Milone ... Yankee Player
Ernesto Junior Prado ... Yankee Player
Kirby James Shaw ... Yankee Player

Cody Ray Thompson ... Yankee Player (as Cody Thompson)
Hayden Tsutsui ... Yankee Player
Matthew Walker ... Yankee Player
Darin Rossi ... Umpire

Gary Rodriguez ... Umpire (as Gary A. Rodriquez)

Scott Adsit ... Umpire

Kevin Makely ... Umpire

Robert Wagner ... Umpire (as Robert Matthew Wagner)

Ken Medlock ... Umpire
Josh Goldfield ... Umpire (as Josh M. Goldfield)
Mike Paciorek ... Umpire
Jeff Conrad ... State Band Member

Sam Farrar ... State Band Member

Alex Greenwald ... State Band Member
Darren Robinson ... State Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tierra Abbott ... Additional Voices (uncredited)

Kirstin Benson ... Concert Goer (uncredited)
Jordan Bruhn ... Giants Baseball Player (uncredited)

Tyler Bruhn ... Giants Baseball Player (uncredited)
John Carey ... Parent (uncredited)
Sean Carville ... Hooters Patron (uncredited)
Wayne Charles Fugate ... Rock Fan (uncredited)

Parker Goris ... (uncredited)

Jordan Lindsay Hamm ... Kelly's Friend (uncredited)
Franky Kane Kraft ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Brooke Mackenzie ... Skateboarder (uncredited)
Brian A Martinez ... Baseball Player (uncredited)
Tom Miller ... Athletic's Coach (uncredited)

Darlena Roberts ... Softball Player (uncredited)

Shane Ryan ... Concert Goer (uncredited)
Jennifer Shumaker ... Horrified Mom (uncredited)

John F. Sullivan ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Alec Vigil ... White Sox Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Bill Lancaster (screenplay) and
Glenn Ficarra (screenplay) &
John Requa (screenplay)

Bill Lancaster (1976 screenplay)

Produced by
Adam Ellison .... associate producer
Bruce Heller .... co-producer
Sara Johnson .... associate producer (as Sara Greene)
Geyer Kosinski .... producer (as J. Geyer Kosinski)
Richard Linklater .... producer
Brad Marks .... associate producer
Marcus Viscidi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur 
 
Cinematography by
Rogier Stoffers 
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
 
Production Design by
Bruce Curtis 
 
Art Direction by
David Lazan 
 
Set Decoration by
Brana Rosenfeld 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Patch 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia Androff .... key makeup artist
Lynne K. Eagan .... makeup artist: Mr. Thornton (as Lynne Eagan)
Shana Fruman .... hair stylist
Teressa Hill .... key hair stylist
Amy Lederman .... makeup artist
Deborah Ann Piper .... hair department head
Cynthia P. Romo .... hair stylist
Keith Sayer .... makeup artist
Janeen Schreyer .... makeup department head
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist
Joani Yarbrough .... hair designer: Mr. Thornton
 
Production Management
Eileen Malyszko Lee .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Peter Dress .... additional second assistant director (as Pete Dress)
Craig Miller .... additional second assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... first assistant director (as Vince Palmo Jr.)
Ruby Stillwater .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jason Bedig .... lead man
Darrin Clubb .... foreman
Laurence B. Davis .... propmaker
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer
Craig Denham .... graphic designer
Linda Griffis .... art department coordinator
Kenneth Heimer .... propmaker
Bill Holmquist .... construction coordinator
Peter Jameson .... construction mill foreman
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Richard McConnell .... general foreman
Martin Milligan .... on-set dresser
Christopher Morente .... key greens
Roger Prater .... greensman
Lee Ross .... on-set scenic
Clint Schultz .... graphic designer
Suzanne Shugarman .... art department assistant
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master
Gary Tuers .... property master
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools playback operator
Robert Althoff .... sound re-recordist
David Bach .... dialogue editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound engineer
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Scott Curtis .... supervising foley editor
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Valerie Davidson .... sound editor
Russell Farmarco .... supervising dialogue editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator
Michael Jonascu .... sound effects editor
Susan Kurtz .... dialogue editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Willard Overstreet .... foley editor
Jeremy Pitts .... foley editor
Rocky Quiroz .... utility sound
Vic Radulich .... adr editor
Corey Roberts .... adr sound assistant
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Thomas W. Small .... foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor (as Frank T. Smathers)
Unsun Song .... sound re-recordist
Beth Sterner .... supervising sound editor
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward Tise .... production sound mixer
Robert Ulrich .... adr supervisor
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Barnes .... production executive: CafeFX
Danny Braet .... digital effects supervisor: CafeFX
Lee Carlton .... digital artist
Steve Dellerson .... visual effects producer: Cafe FX
Mike Ek .... rotoscope artist
Vicki Galloway-Weimer .... visual effects executive producer: CafeFX (as Vicki Galloway Weimer)
Erik Henry .... visual effects supervisor
David Hochstadter .... digital artist: CafeFX
David Hochstadter .... rotoscope artist
David Lombardi .... visual effects set supervisor
Lap Van Luu .... IT support: CafeFX
Lap Van Luu .... data I/O: CafeFX
Luke McDonald .... digital artist
Daniel Naulin .... digital artist
Bryant Reif .... digital artist (as Bryan Reif)
Danny Torres .... systems administrator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tierra Abbott .... stunts
Cryss Adeff .... stunts (as Cryss Adeff)
Mike Avery .... stunts (as Michael Avery)
Steve Badillo .... stunts
Zane Cassidy .... stunts
Zack Duhame .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunts
Derek Graf .... stunts
Ryan Happy .... stunts
Sean Happy .... stunts
Riley Harper .... stunts
Keenan Hateley .... stunts
Jolene Yvone Holmstrand .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... utility stunts
Shawn Lane .... stunts
Trevor Matthews .... stunts
Jake Metcalf .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Thomas Rosales)
Hayley C. Rosales .... stunts (as Hayley Rosales)
Sean A. Rosales .... stunts
Sean Alexander Ruge .... stunts
Matthew Rugetti .... stunts (as Matt Rugetti)
Brett Smrz .... stunts
Ryan Staats .... stunts
Webster P. Whinery Jr. .... stunts
Scott Ryan Whinery .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jesse Arnold .... lighting balloon operator
Adam Austin .... libra head operator
John Beran .... rigging key grip
Paul Bode .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robin Bursey .... film loader
Kenneth Cooper .... electrician
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera "a" camera
P.J. Gaynard .... lighting balloon operator
Rob J. Greenlea .... grip
John Janusek .... key grip
Tom Jedrzejcyk .... grip (as Tanqueray)
Kelly Krotine .... second assistant camera
Michael La Vere .... grip
Michael Listorti .... dolly grip
Brett Mabry .... rigging
David Mahlman .... hot head technician
Damon Marcellino .... set lighting technician
Jim McConkey .... camera operator
Ryan Nelson .... grip
Deana Newcomb .... still photographer
Ray Patrick .... super technocrane operator
Ethan Phillips .... gaffer
Paul Postal .... electrician
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator
Chris Shadley .... video assist operator (as Chris 'Fish' Shadley)
John P. Shine .... best boy grip
Riley Sidore .... set lighting technician
James 'Biff' Thomsen .... electrician
Tommy Tieche .... second assistant camera
Christopher Warren .... assistant chief rigging electrician
Stefan Wilking .... assistant chief lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Patti Carns Kalles .... casting: Seattle
Lauren Grey .... casting associate
Jason James .... casting: Seattle
Rachel Tenner .... casting associate
Jeffrey Gafner .... casting associate: new york (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... costume supervisor
Demetricus Holloway .... set costumer
Amy Jo Hoppenfeld .... key costumer
Ann Miller .... set costumer
Elaine Perlmann .... assistant costume designer (as Elaine Davis)
Grace Pyke .... set costumer
Lisa D. Quercioli .... PR costumer
Douglas J. Stewart .... textile artist
Susan Strubel .... costumer: Mr. Thornton
Jennifer Antony .... costumer (uncredited)
Thao T. Vu .... costume coordinator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles Harrison .... post-production assistant
Harry Muller .... color timer
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Christopher Roldan .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bryan Carrigan .... digital score recordist
Bryan Carrigan .... music programmer
Kyle Clausen .... assistant music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician
Jim Dunbar .... music coordinator
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Christopher Elly .... scoring assistant
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Daryl B. Kell .... music editor
Jamie Lowry .... assistant music editor
Butch Norton .... music performers
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Nic Ratner .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Ralph Sall .... executive soundtrack producer
Ed Shearmur .... conductor (as Edward Shearmur)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Jeff Toyne .... orchestrator
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Scott Hardkiss .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Arnold .... driver
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator
Marcelle 'Kitty' Dutton .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Paul E. Stroh .... transportation coordinator
Tim Whisenant .... driver
 
Other crew
Jamie Arnold .... assistant accountant
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Kayce Brown .... key set production assistant
Brinton Bryan .... set production assistant
Loreto Caro-Valdes .... intern: production office
Sean Carville .... second assistant accountant
Tai-San Choo .... office intern
Valeria Migliassi Collins .... script supervisor
Stephenson Crossley .... assistant location manager
Bryan Davis .... office production assistant
Jonathan Deiner .... production secretary
Adam Feingold .... office production assistant: additional photography
Adam Feingold .... unit production assistant
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
David Michael Fordham .... production assistant
Kevin Funston .... key assistant location manager
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in: Marcia Gay Harden
Ryan Hintz .... second assistant accountant
Kevin Hoiseth .... production assistant
Marike Jainchill .... set production assistant
Dominique Jaramillo .... set medic
Boysie Jereza .... payroll accountant
Adam Jordan .... production assistant
Shari LaFranchi Blakney .... production coordinator
Dennis LaValle .... dialogue coach
James Lemus .... craft service
Brian Levy .... assistant: Mr. Kosinski
Kristi McConnell .... construction accountant
Charissa McLain .... assistant production coordinator
Ray Melendez .... set production assistant
Naomi Motohashi .... key assistant location manager
Blake Perkinson .... production assistant
Glen Richard .... production accountant
Steve Savage .... technical advisor: baseball
Tracey Schaefer .... unit publicist (as Tracey Zemitis)
Cristie Schoen .... chef
Kristin Scott .... assistant: Mr. Thornton
Christopher Scull .... set production assistant
Rainbow Shalom Hayes .... craft service (as Rainbow-Shalom Johnson)
Katie Shapiro .... production assistant (as Katie Sadock)
Arlene Singer-Gross .... studio teacher
Greg Smith .... technical advisor: baseball
Mollie Stallman .... production assistant
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
John Summers .... stand-in: for Billy Bob Thornton
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager
Tiffani Tendell .... assistant: Ms. Harden
Rory Thost .... adr loop group
Debbie Tieman .... first assistant accountant
Elsy Torres .... assistant: Mr. Kinnear
Matt Tulve .... production assistant
Christopher Warren .... assistant chief rigging technician
Jamie Weber .... set production assistant
Paige Wilbanks .... production assistant
Anne Marie Wilson .... production assistant
Nicole Wirtz .... stand-in
Patrick G. Ingram .... rigging medic (uncredited)
Kristen Lindberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements
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113 min
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Trivia:
The character Matthew Hooper is named after Richard Dreyfuss's character in Jaws (1975).See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: No less than four times does Hooper roll his wheelchair to the left to exit the dugout. Given that there are steps this would make his exit a little tricky. However, on the third base end of the dugout in the championship game it is clear that Hooper rolls down a ramp.See more »
Quotes:
Morris Buttermaker:Hey, Hooper, you wanna put that thing in fourth gear and get over here already?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Crossover (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
CocaineSee more »

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24 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Further redundant proof that movies, among other things, were better in the Seventies., 27 July 2005
Author: FilmSnobby from San Diego

Along with others who were born in the late Sixties, I felt that seeing the new *Bad News Bears* was somehow mandatory, if only to indulge in the guilty pleasure of nostalgia. We all knew it would suck, didn't we? -- but we had to see it anyway.

Let it be said at once that Billy Bob Thornton as Coach Buttermaker is quite a come-down from the immortal Walter Matthau in the same role. Since the script of this new version is quite identical to the original, much of the degradation displayed here must be put at the feet of Thornton, a notorious ad-libber. None of us, young or old, need to be subjected to exclamations such as "You guys look like the last s--t I took." Or to hear copious references to Greg Kinnear's family jewels.

But whether through the script or through Thornton's egregious improvising, director Richard Linklater reveals a complete lack of control. Evidently, the best that he feels he can do with this material is to allow it to subside deeper into crassness than the original. The whole enterprise becomes a dreary exercise in upping the ante: Matthau's Buttermaker was a pool cleaner; Thornton's Buttermaker is a rat-exterminator . . . in the '76 version, the Bears are sponsored by Chico's Bail Bonds; in the 2005 version, they're sponsored by a strip-club. Get the idea? What had been a gritty, rather incisive look at everyday Americana has become merely an exercise in crudity. This degeneration of standards can legitimately be argued away as the eternal complaint of the old, but the feeling persists that the original *Bad News Bears* was still made for KIDS, despite the more realistic dialog, situations, and characters. (And Matthau was never a scene-stealer; Tatum O'Neal shone just as brightly as he did. And rightly so.) The Little Leaguers in this film are sadly subordinate to the leering Coach -- guess who the intended audience is? (Hint: not kids.)

By the way -- speaking of come-downs -- the iconic role of bad-boy Kelly Leak as portrayed by the super-iconic Jackie Earl Haley has been utterly neutered, here. The new Kelly is played by some incipient Calvin Klein model pretending to be a skate-punk. Pee-yew, man. Hey Jackie Earl, wherever you are: your status as the preeminent prepubescent bad-ass is, like, totally safe.

1 star out of 10.

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