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Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 22 July 2005 (USA)
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A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Morris Buttermaker
... Roy Bullock
... Liz Whitewood
... Amanda Whurlitzer
... Toby Whitewood
... Mike Engelberg
... Kelly Leak
... Tanner Boyle
... Miguel Agilar
... Jose Agilar
... Matthew Hooper
... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
Aman Johal ... Prem Lahiri
... Timmy Lupus
... Garo Daragabrigadien
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Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic pest removal worker and former professional baseball player (for a very short time), is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team of 12-year-olds which is about to be thrown out of the league. Written by Anonymous

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The bases are Loaded... So is the coach. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los osos de la mala suerte  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,382,472, 24 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,868,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,252,847
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In the trailer, the baseball bat with the film's title on it says, "Est. 1976", this was the year the original film was released. See more »

Goofs

When Roy Bullock first meets Buttermaker, Greg Kinnear (Bullock) flubs his lines. He says, "stop by and see me sometime, I'm over at Chevy Valley Subaru." The name of the car dealership, as referenced later in the film and as makes sense with standard naming convention, is Valley Chevy Subaru. See more »

Quotes

Morris Buttermaker: [convincing the kids to wear their protective cups] If you get hurt, they can sue my ass so hard, they'll start garnishing my turds.
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References School of Rock (2003) See more »

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Muscle of Love
by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Who are they making this for?
20 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just want to know exactly who Mr. Linklater was trying to appeal to in this movie. Not only is the kids' sport genre tired, they are geared primarily for children most of the time. But with Billy Bob Thorton (who I thought was hilarious in "Bad Santa"), one would guess they are trying to bring in the older audiences.

The movie feels like it has split personalities. There is a ton of swearing and adult humor that would definitely NOT appeal to parents of younger children, but many of the jokes just weren't funny to me because they were aimed at the younger children.

The movie is not terrible, but its not good either. It is simply a forgettable movie, which is a shame because I think Richard Linklater is a great director and Billy Bob Thorton seems like a natural when it comes to comedic timing.


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