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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Did You Know?
The daily newspaper comic strip Tank McNamara ran a story line loosely based and inspired by the movie. In the story line a girl named Janet wins an injunction to pitch in an all boys Little League for a team called The Bears. Janet and the team's coach bore slight resemblance to Tatum O'Neal
and Walter Matthau
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Against the Athletics, Rudy Stein is up to bat and hits a fly ball to right field for the final out of the game. However, when he's at bat, you can clearly see that it's only 5-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. In the very next shot, the scoreboard reads 18-0. See more
Those Yankees are real turds.
When the Paramount logo turns blue, the "Paramount" text extends beyond the dark blue area instead of staying inside the dark blue. See more
Spoofed in Hardball
Written by Georges Bizet See more