The Bad News Bears

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Release Date: April 7, 1976

1h 42m | Comedy, Family


Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent.

Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer (Tatum O'Neal), and Kelly Leak (Jackie Earle Haley), a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and get even with their nemesis, the Yankees.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Stanley Jaffe
Cast: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Ben Piazza, Chris Barnes, Jackie Earle Haley
Writer(s): Bill Lancaster

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