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The Bad News Bears

1976 film by Michael Ritchie

The Bad News Bears

Released 1976 (46 years, 6 months ago)

Director Michael Ritchie
Duration 102 minutes
Genre coming-of-age story and comedy film
Composer Jerry Fielding
Production company Paramount Pictures
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Bill Lancaster
Producer Stanley R. Jaffe

About The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears, directed by Michael Ritchie, is a classic sports comedy film that follows the story of a group of misfit kids who form a Little League baseball team. Released in 1976, the film stars Walter Matthau as the grumpy and alcoholic coach Morris Buttermaker, who takes on the challenge of coaching the underdog team to victory.

The film was a huge success, grossing over $32 million at the box office and receiving critical acclaim for its humor and heart. It has since become a cult classic and is considered one of the greatest sports films of all time.

The Bad News Bears is a perfect example of the underdog story, as the team of misfits faces off against the more talented and well-funded teams in the league. The film also touches on themes of friendship, teamwork, and the importance of perseverance.

The performances in the film are top-notch, with Matthau delivering a standout performance as the gruff coach who slowly learns to care about his team. The child actors also shine, with Tatum O'Neal giving a memorable performance as the team's star pitcher.

Overall, The Bad News Bears is a timeless classic that continues to entertain audiences today. Its legacy has been cemented with multiple sequels and a 2005 remake, but the original film remains the definitive version.


- Ebert, R. (1976, April 7). The Bad News Bears.

- The Bad News Bears. Box Office Mojo.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


89 years, 3 months, 22 days


53 years, 5 months, 22 days

Born first

1 October 1920

Died first

23 July 1982

Born last

24 June 1965

Died last

1 July 2000

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