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The Bad News Bears
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The Bad News Bears 1976

From Amazon: This likable 1976 comedy gently skewers the whole post- Rocky mania for movies about losers who find their mettle or salvation or purpose in life in competitive sport. Walter Matthau stars as a drunk who becomes manager of a pathetic little-league baseball team. When he brings in a talented girl pitcher (Tatum O'Neal), the crew have an actual chance at winning some games and maybe a championship. But director Michael Ritchie (Downhill Racer) undercuts the romance of it all with the team's foul-mouthed tendencies and Matthau's own decadent spin on mentor-coachdom. Similarly to Ritchie's wicked comedy Smile --which...

Directed By:
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No image existsVic Morrow
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The Bad News Bears Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (6/14/2007)

Having seen both movies, I have to say that they come up about equal as far as humour goes. Matthau is great as the curmudgeonly Buttermaker, while Billy Bob Thornton brought a certain sexual animalism to his portrayal. Each man is well suited to the role in their own way.

Thus it comes down to the kids and as far as...

(complete The Bad News Bears review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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