The Bad News Bears 1976

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The Bad News Bears ★★★1976 (PG)

Family comedy about a misfit Little League team that gets whipped into shape by a cranky, sloppy, beer-drinking coach who recruits a female pitcher. O'Neal and Matthau are top-notch. Spawned two sequels and a TV series. 102m/C VHS, DVD . Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten, Jackie Earle Haley, Chris Barnes, Erin Blunt, Gary Cavagnaro, Alfred Lutter, David Stambaugh, Brandon Cruz, Jaime Escobedo, Scott Firestone, George Gonzales, Brett Marx, David Pollock, Quinn Smith; D: Michael Ritchie; W: Bill Lancaster; C: John A. Alonzo; M: Jerry Fielding. Writers Guild '76: Orig. Screenplay.