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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was originally offered the role of Amanda Whurlitzer. After successfully auditioning, the producers told her when they would begin filming, and to start preparing, but McNichol says over one weekend they changed their minds, and she got the disappointing call they were giving the role to Tatum O'Neal
. The pair later of actresses later co-starred together in Little Darlings
(1980). See more
The positioning of the logo on the front-right Budweiser can changes from shot to shot after the game with the Athletics when Amanda is icing down her right elbow. See more
Coach Morris Buttermaker
Now, guys, somebody's gonna pay for this windshield. And I think, Engelberg, it's gonna be your father.
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 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Written by Georges Bizet See more