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The Bad News Bears


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The feature film starring
Walter Matthau , Tatum O'Neal
There is no doubt that the 'Bears', coached by drunken swimming-pool cleaner Morris Buttermaker, is the worst team ever seen in the children's baseball league. Their parents are so embarrassed they try to have the team disbanded - which makes Buttermaker unexpectedly keen. Vowing to get the Bears to the top of the league, he seeks out 12-year-old Amanda, ace pitcher with a dynamite assortment of skills ...
(First showing on British television) Films: page 16


Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Tatum O'Neal
Play By: Bill Lancaster
Produced By: Stanley R. Jaffe
Directed By: Michael Ritchie
Coach Morris Buttermaker: Walter Matthau
Amanda Whurlizer: Tatum O'Neal
Roy Turner: Vie Tomorrow
Cleveland JOYCE: Van Patten
Bob Whitewood: Ben Piazza
Kelly Leak: Jackie Earle Haley
Ogilvie: Alfred W Lutter
Joey Turner: Brandon Cruz
Tanner Boyle: Chris Barnes
Ahmad Abdul Rahim: Erin Blunt
Engelberg: Gary Lee Cavagnaro
Jose Agilar: Jaime Escobedo
Regi Tower: Scott Firestone
Miguel Agilar: George Gonzales
Jimmy Feldman: Brett Marx
Rudi Stein: David Pollock
Timmy Lupus: Quinn Smith
Toby Whitewood: David Stambaugh
Mrs Lupus: Timothy Blake
Mr Tower: Bill Sorrells
Mrs Turner: Shari Summers

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