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Bad News Bears (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.0
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Marcia Gay Harden Liz Whitewood
Greg Kinnear Roy Bullock
Billy Bob Thornton Morris Buttermaker
Carlos Estrada Miguel Agilar
Sammi Kane Kraft Amanda Whurlitzer
Ridge Canipe Toby Whitewood
Brandon Craggs Mike Engelberg
Jeffrey Davies Kelly Leak
Timmy Deters Tanner Boyle
Emmanuel Estrada Jose Agilar
Carlos Estrada (IV)
Plot
In a fitting follow-up to Bad Santa and Friday Night Lights, Billy Bob Thornton makes the most of the remake trend in Bad News Bears. He's just the right guy to inherit Walter Matthau's role from the original 1976 version about a lousy Little League team baseball team coached by a curmudgeonly drunk, and the original team of misfits has been updated (but not upgraded) to an ethnic mix that includes an Indian math whiz, a pair of Latino twins, and a paraplegic kid who doesn't play until the final championship game. It's a little sad to see a talented director like Richard Linklater doing an unnecessary remake, but his experience on School of Rock made him the obvious choice to mine comedy gold from the collision of Thornton and a batch of unruly, prepubescent kids (including Sammi Kraft, an all-star Little Leaguer in the role originated by Tatum O'Neal). With Marcia Gay Harden and Greg Kinnear in supporting roles, this isn't family fare (the potty-mouthed kids deservedly earned a PG-13 rating), but Thornton's easygoing presence makes it worthwhile for anyone who's not too attached to the original version. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Richard Linklater
Producer Geyer Kosinski; Richard Linklater; J. Geyer Kosinski
Writer Bill Lancaster; Glenn Ficarra
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 73 mins
Movie Release Date 7/22/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 559
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/14/2005
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (16:9)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097363445746
Release Date 12/13/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Deleted Scenes & Hilarious Outtakes
Director's Commentary
Video Baseball Cards
And More!
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