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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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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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$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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Casting calls for actors with baseball skills were held in: Phoenix, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Vancouver, New Orleans, Atlanta and Seattle, Orlando,FL and Washington D.C. See more »

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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 »

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Morris Buttermaker: [as he's yelling at the ump] What are you on? 'Cause I want some!
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Cocaine
by J.J. Cale
Performed by Eric Clapton
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you liked Bad Santa, you'll like this

Okay, sometimes I go for a mindless film. This movie was pretty mindless but I expected it to be. It was foul mouthed and showed the kids trying to beat the snot out of each other. After "Bad Santa", I really didn't expect any less.

Someone else commented that there were long pauses left in for laughing. I'm not sure where he lives, but the people in my theater were all laughing their butts off most of the movie. Maybe it's an age difference - this was a mostly 20-something crowd enjoying this film.

Under no circumstances would I want my children seeing this film until they're at least 15, though. It IS an adult film and I don't think that kids need another movie to get bad ideas from. An R rating would have suited the film better, especially if it meant raunchier scenes.

All in all I enjoyed myself. It's not a film for everyone, that's for sure - but if you enjoyed "Bad Santa", you'll probably like this film.


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