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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 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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Baseball has rules. Meet the exceptions. 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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Kelly Leaks dirtbike is a Suzuki DR-Z 125 L. See more »

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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 »

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Morris Buttermaker: You guys swing like Helen Keller at a Piñata party.
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Wack Wack
by Isaac Holt, Donald Storball, Hysear Walker, and Eldee Young
Performed by The Young Holt Trio (as The Young-Holt Trio)
Courtesy of Brunswick Records
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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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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