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Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 22 July 2005 (USA)
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A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writers:

Bill Lancaster (screenplay), Glenn Ficarra (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Morris Buttermaker
Greg Kinnear ... Roy Bullock
Marcia Gay Harden ... Liz Whitewood
Sammi Kane Kraft ... Amanda Whurlitzer
Ridge Canipe ... Toby Whitewood
Brandon Craggs ... Mike Engelberg
Jeffrey Davies ... Kelly Leak
Timmy Deters ... Tanner Boyle
Carlos Estrada ... Miguel Agilar
Emmanuel Estrada ... Jose Agilar
Troy Gentile ... Matthew Hooper
Kenneth 'K.C.' Harris ... Ahmad Abdul Rahim
Aman Johal ... Prem Lahiri
Tyler Patrick Jones ... Timmy Lupus
Jeffrey Tedmori ... Garo Daragabrigadien
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Storyline

Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic pest removal worker and former professional baseball player (for a very short time), is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team of 12-year-olds which is about to be thrown out of the league. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Disorganized. Disrespected. Dis summer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los osos de la mala suerte See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,382,472, 24 July 2005

Gross USA:

$32,868,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,252,847
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the trailer, the baseball bat with the film's title on it says, "Est. 1976", this was the year the original film was released. See more »

Goofs

During the championship game, the Yankees hit a foul ball, but the game resumes as if it didn't happen. See more »

Quotes

Mike Engelberg: Gotta protect the family jewels.
Tanner Boyle: Who are you kidding. When's the last time you even saw them?
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References School of Rock (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Promise
by Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau (as Charles-Andre Comeau)
Performed by Simple Plan
Courtesy of Lava Records LLC
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Billy Bob can win your heart!
9 June 2008 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I love Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa and the Bad News Bears remake to 2005 after a 29 years since the original film. The film has changed to modify today's world where computers rule the world which I said at 10 years old to an skeptical neighbor and where even a handicapped wheelchair-bound boy can play baseball. Thornton plays Buttermaker, the major league baseball player who turns coach rather than get a jail sentence. The mother of one his players is played by the divine Marcia Gay Harden. I think the kid from Bad Santa also has a role as does Greg Kinnear who plays a competitive coach. I love watching the kids learn the sport by killing insects since Buttermaker is an exterminator and they sponsored by a strip club. They start getting better in the beginning. They are lovable losers who face ridicule and humiliation every day at school. Suddenly, they get help with a girl pitcher and a guy who's a rebel.


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