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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 8 July 1977 (USA)
A troubled, rebellious teen drives his rambunctious baseball team out to Houston where they play an exhibition game and the boy meets his estranged father, and hires him as the teams coach.

Director:

Michael Pressman

Writers:

Paul Brickman, Bill Lancaster (characters)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Devane ... Mike Leak
Clifton James ... Sy Orlansky
Jackie Earle Haley ... Kelly Leak
Jimmy Baio ... Carmen Ronzonni
Chris Barnes ... Tanner Boyle
Erin Blunt Erin Blunt ... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
George Gonzales George Gonzales ... Miguel Agilar
Jaime Escobedo Jaime Escobedo ... Jose Agilar (as Jaime O. Escobedo)
Alfred Lutter III ... Ogilvie (as Alfred Lutter)
Brett Marx Brett Marx ... Jimmie Feldman
David Pollock David Pollock ... Rudi Stein
Quinn Smith ... Timmy Lupus - The Big Looper
David Stambaugh David Stambaugh ... Toby Whitewood
Jeffrey Louis Starr Jeffrey Louis Starr ... Mike Engelberg
Lane Smith ... Officer Mackie
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Storyline

The Bears, the little league champions of California, are invited to play a between-games exhibition at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly Leak, the Bears' star player, decides to rejoin the team and go with them to Houston to make amends with his estranged father, Mike. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They've fired their coach. They've "borrowed" a van. They're on their way to the Houston Astrodome...with girls on their minds, cops on their tails, and the game of their lives at stake. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bad News Bears 2 See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,104,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,104,350
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Bears first practice takes place at Eastwood Park, which is located at 5000 Harrisburg close to downtown Houston. The Bears first practice is held here. They next appear at Bayland Park wearing their full uniforms as the California champs. See more »

Goofs

Shadows of the camera and crew visible when Kelly Leak is walking off the field after having an argument with his father. See more »

Quotes

Mike Engelberg: [entire Bears team singing] Won't your mother be disgusted when she finds her son is busted, footprint on the dashboard upside down, yee haw! Won't she scream in your ear when she finds you with that beer, grinin' and a stumblin all around yee haw!
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Connections

Referenced in Scavenger Hunt (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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User Reviews

Not a foul ball but not a home run either
26 October 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

This second installment in Paramount's "The Bad News Bears" film series is (as most sequels are) not quite as good as the original film but it's not entirely bad either. William Devane does a fairly good job in his role as the new coach of the Bears little league baseball team. He has his sights set on big things including giving the team a shot for the little league world series and a chance to play at the famed Houston Astrodome. However, what could've made this sequel better was if some of the talent that came together to make the first film so enjoyable could've returned. The series was never the same without Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal.


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