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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 30 June 1978 (USA)
In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best ... See full summary »

Director:

John Berry

Writer:

Bill Lancaster
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Marvin Lazar
Jackie Earle Haley ... Kelly Leak
Tomisaburô Wakayama ... Coach Shimizu
Antonio Inoki Antonio Inoki ... Himself
Hatsune Ishihara Hatsune Ishihara ... Arika
George Wyner ... Network Director
Lonny Chapman ... Louis the Gambler
Matthew Anton Matthew Anton ... E.R.W. Tillyard III (as Matthew Douglas Anton)
Erin Blunt Erin Blunt ... Ahmad Rahim
George Gonzales George Gonzales ... Miguel Agilar
Brett Marx Brett Marx ... Jimmy Feldman
David Pollock David Pollock ... Rudy Stein
David Stambaugh David Stambaugh ... Toby Whitewood
Jeffrey Louis Starr Jeffrey Louis Starr ... Mike Engleberg
Scoody Thornton Scoody Thornton ... Mustapha Rahim
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Storyline

In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team which sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps the boys come into. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For the summer of '78, The Bad News Bears will be back in their all new film comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bad News Bears 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,092,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,092,495
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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

Jackie Earle Haley (Kelly), Erin Blunt (Ahmad), George Gonzalez (Miguel), David Pollock (Rudi Stein), Brett Marx (Feldman), David Stambaugh (Toby) are the only five actors to appear in all three Bad News Bears. See more »

Quotes

Abe Bernstein: Marvin, if I take off my shoes, I'm going to get athlete's foot!
Marvin Lazar: Well, that'll be the only part of you that is an athlete.
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount mountain changes into Mount Fuji before the opening credits begin. See more »

Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
(uncredited)
Music by Albert von Tilzer
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Bad Script!!!
25 May 2000 | by chubbybunnyjimSee all my reviews

This film didn't follow-up to the first two successful sequels! John Berry, was not a good director, and especially a bad script!!!

Tony Curtis (Father of Jamie Lee, starred in "Halloween" the same year), did an Ok job, and I say that this film was disaster!!!

NO STARS!!!


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