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PG-13| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands to himself. His long-suffering lawyer (Marcia Gay Harden) arranges for him to manage a local Little League team, and Buttermaker soon finds himself the head of a rag-tag group of misfit players. Through unconventional team-building exercises and his offbeat coaching style, Buttermaker helps his hapless Bears prepare to meet their rivals, the Yankees.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton , Greg Kinnear , Marcia Gay Harden , Sammi Kane Kraft , Ridge Canipe , Brandon Craggs , Jeffrey Davies , Timmy Deters

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Bad News Bears (2005)

Release Date: July 22nd, 2005|1 hr. 53 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • The mischief Thornton does make adds up to wild, rowdy fun. show more

  • In a blind taste test, I couldn't possibly have identified this as a Linklater movie, and he's a filmmaker I generally like. If anything, Bad News Bears shows that Linklater can get in and out of a movie like a cat burglar, without leaving his fingerprints anywhere. OK, he's proven it. He need never do that again. show more

  • The material is so solid and Thornton so tailor-made that the movie almost gets by. show more

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