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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 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

Sentimental sequel film finds the Bears, somehow, the little league champions of California. As a result, the team is 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:

The Bad News Bears are one year older and one year wilder. 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
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The playboy magazine that Carmen gets is the February 1977 issue--Lena Kansbod is on its cover. See more »

Goofs

When coach Leek is hitting balls to the Bears, Kelly is seen catching the ball when it is thrown back in and giving it back to coach Leek so he can hit it out again. The next scene shows a Bear throw the ball again but Kelly is standing with his glove on his hip, however coach Leek has the ball a second later. See more »

Quotes

Mike Leak: LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY!...
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Connections

Referenced in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Lookin' Good
Music: Craig Safan
Lyric: Norman Gimbel
Sung by: James Rolleston
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The Best of the Bears
13 July 2002 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Can you name another movie that captured the 70's generation as well as the bond of friendship with the most diverse group of kids in the world. Forget comparing this film to the original or that piece of crap Japan flick that completed the trilogy. This is an amazing film that tells a decent story, but overall gives a funny and enjoyable film that you never get tired of. Even if you hate the Bears or some of the annoying characters, its a classic because it never gets old. The characters all seem too real. Since none of the actors made it big, it adds to how real the characters in the film are. For that, possible sad reason, the film can only be seen through the eyes of the young.


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