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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.

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

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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 »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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8 July 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bad News Bears 2  »

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$19,104,350
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Secound movie that place at the Astrodome. The other is Brewster McCloud which came out 7 years before this one. See more »

Goofs

At the Astrodome, the seats flanking the display board in the backfield change back and forth from being completely full to almost empty. See more »

Quotes

Mike Engelberg: [after a huge fight between Carmen and Tanner, Engelberg is on the phone with KFC] Hey, what do you mean biscuits and coleslaw are extra?
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Spoofed in Puddle Cruiser (1996) See more »

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1812 Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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I Love any Movie....
12 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

that features the town I grew up in, Houston. If it's a film about paint drying, and was shot in the 70's, I'm there! But, about THIS movie....

"BNB BT" is a decent, but weak follow up to the original. But then most "Part II" movies tend to be, right? Without Tatum O'Neal, and Walter Matthau, the movie seems to just coast. Now, I like William Devane, but it would have had more "bite" with the original leads.

The kids are cute, they play their hearts out, and you just love them. We have the sub-plot with Devane and his son, and then, the BIG FINISH!

Yeah, it was filmed inside the "Seventh Wonder of the World", the Astrodome, famed for such things as, The Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs "Battle of The Sexes" tennis match, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Astro's baseball, Oiler's football( and the short lived USFL Gamblers, too!), and countless other events. Part of the old school charm of watching anything in the 'Dome, was that scoreboard that lights up with the cowboy, and bull, all LONG gone....

It's fun seeing places you knew growing up, AND seeing people who went to your school! The character "Janet" was played by Michelle Fruge, was a cheerleader and was in my graduating class of 1980, from Dulles High School, in Sugar Land Texas. 6 on a scale of 10, for Houston. 4 on a scale of 10 for everything else.


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