The Bad News Bears - Original (1976)
IMDb Rating 6.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Walter Matthau Coach Morris Buttermaker
Tatum O'Neal Manda Whurlizer
Vic Morrow Coach Roy Turner
Joyce Van Patten Cleveland
Ben Piazza Councilman Whitewood
Jackie Earle Haley Kelly Leak
Alfred Lutter Ogilvie
Brandon Cruz Joey Turner
Shari Summers Mrs. Turner
Joseph Brooks Umpire
Chris Barnes Tanner Boyle
Erin Blunt Ahmad Abdul Rahim
Gary Lee Cavagnaro Engelberg
The success this underdog comedy from director Michael Ritchie almost single-handedly spawned the kids' sports film boom of the 1980s and '90s. When beer-breathed ex-minor-league ball player and professional pool cleaner Morris Buttermaker ( Walter Matthau ) agrees to coach a Los Angeles little league team, he soon finds he's in over his head, having inherited an assortment of pint-sized peons and talentless losers. They play well-organized teams and lose by tremendous margins, and the parents threaten to disband the Bears to save the kids (and themselves) any further embarrassment. Buttermaker refuses, though, and brings in a pair of ringers: Amanda ( Tatum O'Neal ), his ex-girlfriend's tomboy daughter, and Kelly ( Jackie Earle Haley ), a cigarette-smoking delinquent who happens to be a gifted athlete. With their help, the Bears manage to change their losing ways and qualify for the championship, where they face their arch-rivals, the Yankees. — Jeremy Beday
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Michael Ritchie
Producer Stanley R. Jaffe
Writer Bill Lancaster
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 102 mins
Movie Release Date 4/6/1976
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 195
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/4/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097360886344
Chapters 17
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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