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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The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities.
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Featured an unusual crossover of product placement for Denny's, Pizza Hut, and McDonald's. All three are family oriented restaurants serving convenience foods, and largely in competition with each other. See more
In the championship game the Yankees' pitcher was allowed to remain in the game despite the manager making his second trip to the mound in an inning. The first trip was to discuss strategy and the second trip was to strike the pitcher after he threw at a Bears' batter. See more
Coach Morris Buttermaker
[leading team chant
A busted bat and a long fly ball...
Bad News Bears
Any day now, Durocher will call!
When the Paramount logo turns blue, the "Paramount" text extends beyond the dark blue area instead of staying inside the dark blue. See more
Written by Georges Bizet See more