First of a trilogy of films takes an unflinching look at the underbelly of little league baseball in Southern California. Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.
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At last, a picture of kids as they really are.
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When Rudi Stein is first asked by Buttermaker to let himself get hit by a pitch, he is following Kelly Leak in the batting order (Kelly had just been walked intentionally). When he's asked the second time, he's following Ahmad in the batting order. See more
You're not supposed to have open liquor in the car. It's against the law.
Coach Morris Buttermaker
So is murder, Engleberg. Now put that back before you get me in real trouble.
When the Paramount logo turns blue, the "Paramount" text extends beyond the dark blue area instead of staying inside the dark blue. See more
Referenced in The Tomorrow People: Limbo
Written by Georges Bizet See more