The Bad News Bears
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport    Year: 1976    Country: USA
IMDB Rating: 7.0 (7,033 votes)
Director: Michael Ritchie    Studio: Paramount Pictures
Starring: Walter Matthau, Chris Barnes, Tatum O'Neal, Ben Piazza, Vic Morrow
Summary: First of a trilogy of films takes an unflinching look at the underbelly of little league baseball in Southern California. Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.