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Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2002

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Led by Marvin Lazar (Tony Curtis), their latest in a string of bumbling coaches, beleaguered Little Leaguers the Bad News Bears head to Japan to face off against coach Shimizu (TomisaburĂ´ Wakayama) and a team of the best young baseball talents in the country. While a scheming Lazar tries to scare up big-time television money, the now-teenage Kelly Leak (Jackie Earle Haley) falls for Arika (Hatsune Ishihara), a Japanese teenager who doesn't speak a word of English.

Cast: Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, TomisaburĂ´ Wakayama, Hatsune Ishihara, George Wyner, Lonny Chapman, Matthew Anton, Erin Blunt

Director: John Berry

Genres: Family, Comedy

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Underdog, Love, 1970s, Heartwarming, Growing up, Hilarious