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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.

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writers:

Bill Lancaster (screenplay), Glenn Ficarra (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Morris Buttermaker
Greg Kinnear ... Roy Bullock
Marcia Gay Harden ... Liz Whitewood
Sammi Kane Kraft ... Amanda Whurlitzer
Ridge Canipe ... Toby Whitewood
Brandon Craggs ... Mike Engelberg
Jeffrey Davies ... Kelly Leak
Timmy Deters ... Tanner Boyle
Carlos Estrada ... Miguel Agilar
Emmanuel Estrada ... Jose Agilar
Troy Gentile ... Matthew Hooper
Kenneth 'K.C.' Harris ... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
Aman Johal Aman Johal ... Prem Lahiri
Tyler Patrick Jones ... Timmy Lupus
Jeffrey Tedmori ... Garo Daragabrigadien
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Storyline

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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Baseball has rules. Meet the exceptions. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los osos de la mala suerte See more »

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Box Office

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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

No less than four times does Hooper roll his wheelchair to the left to exit the dugout. Given that there are steps this would make his exit a little tricky. However, on the third base end of the dugout in the championship game it is clear that Hooper rolls down a ramp. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Leak: [talking to a Hooters waitress] Hey, what time are you getting off?
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Connections

Remake of The Bad News Bears (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Habanera
from "Carmen"
by Georges Bizet
Performed by Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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Enjoyable, but no improvement
22 July 2005 | by mjt6987See all my reviews

The "Bad News Bears" remake serves its purpose but don't think that it's any improvement over the original. Thornton is excellent and some of the new additions (such as the crippled Matt Hooper) add some new elements to the movie. However, some of the best parts of the original are either toned down or left out, including the classic "Kelly Leak's one bad mother" scene (which is one area where the original script should have been followed 100%). The worst part of the movie in comparison with the 1976 version are the parts of Amanda Wurlitzer and Kelly Leak. These two characters are not performed nearly as well as in the original, especially the pivotal role of Amanda. However, the movie is still very enjoyable and worth seeing if you're a fan of the 1976 film.


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