May 8, 1976: The Bad News Bears

“The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities.”

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. [IMDB]

The_Bad_News_Bears-1976The Bad News Bears is an American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal. The film was followed by two sequels, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training in 1977 and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan in 1978, a short-lived 1979–80 CBS television series, and a 2005 remake.

The original screenplay was written by Bill Lancaster. Notable was the score by Jerry Fielding, which is an adaptation of the principal themes of Bizet’s opera Carmen. [Wikipedia]

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Watch the trailer on the Paramount Movies YouTube Channel.

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