First of a trilogy of films takes an unflinching look at the underbelly of little league baseball in Southern California. Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker 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, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.
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The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities.
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The baseball field is Mason Park in Chatsworth, California. See more
After losing an air hockey match to Kelly, Amanda must go to a Rolling Stones concert with him. The movie takes place in 1976 yet The Rolling Stones did not play in or around the Los Angeles area until 1978. And that was at Anaheim Stadium. Their previous L.A. appearance was in July, 1975. See more
Coach Roy Turner
I'm not going to talk about winning. I'm going to talk about losing! Because if you guys lose this game, each and every one of you, you're going to have to live with it.
When the Paramount logo turns blue, the "Paramount" text extends beyond the dark blue area instead of staying inside the dark blue. See more
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