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The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 8 July 1977 (USA)
A troubled, rebellious teen drives his rambunctious baseball team out to Houston where they play an exhibition game and the boy meets his estranged father, and hires him as the teams coach.

Director:

Michael Pressman

Writers:

Paul Brickman, Bill Lancaster (characters)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Devane ... Mike Leak
Clifton James ... Sy Orlansky
Jackie Earle Haley ... Kelly Leak
Jimmy Baio ... Carmen Ronzonni
Chris Barnes ... Tanner Boyle
Erin Blunt Erin Blunt ... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
George Gonzales George Gonzales ... Miguel Agilar
Jaime Escobedo Jaime Escobedo ... Jose Agilar (as Jaime O. Escobedo)
Alfred Lutter III ... Ogilvie (as Alfred Lutter)
Brett Marx Brett Marx ... Jimmie Feldman
David Pollock David Pollock ... Rudi Stein
Quinn Smith ... Timmy Lupus - The Big Looper
David Stambaugh David Stambaugh ... Toby Whitewood
Jeffrey Louis Starr Jeffrey Louis Starr ... Mike Engelberg
Lane Smith ... Officer Mackie
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Storyline

Sentimental sequel film finds the Bears, somehow, the little league champions of California. As a result, the team is invited to play a between-games exhibition at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly Leak, the Bears' star player, decides to rejoin the team and go with them to Houston to make amends with his estranged father, Mike. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Taglines:

They've fired their coach. They've "borrowed" a van. They're on their way to the Houston Astrodome...with girls on their minds, cops on their tails, and the game of their lives at stake. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bad News Bears 2 See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,104,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,104,350
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The baseball field where the Bears are training is in real life, Bayland Park off Bissonnet in Southwest Houston. During the baseball training scenes, there is an advertisement for Discount Trophies (off South Post Oak), which went out of business in 1993. See more »

Goofs

A Toros player hits an obvious ground ball (considering the angle, the ball hits the ground just out of the camera's shot), but in the following shot, Tanner, playing shortstop, catches it as if it were a hard line drive. See more »

Quotes

Mike Leak: LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY!...
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Lookin' Good
Music: Craig Safan
Lyric: Norman Gimbel
Sung by: James Rolleston
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Not a foul ball but not a home run either
26 October 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

This second installment in Paramount's "The Bad News Bears" film series is (as most sequels are) not quite as good as the original film but it's not entirely bad either. William Devane does a fairly good job in his role as the new coach of the Bears little league baseball team. He has his sights set on big things including giving the team a shot for the little league world series and a chance to play at the famed Houston Astrodome. However, what could've made this sequel better was if some of the talent that came together to make the first film so enjoyable could've returned. The series was never the same without Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal.


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