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Year: 2005
USA: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft, Jeffrey Davies, Timmy Deters, Brandon Craggs, Ridge Canipe, Tyler Patrick Jones, Aman Johal, Troy Gentile, Jeffrey Tedmori, Kenneth "K C" Harris, Carlos Estrada, Emmanuel Estrada, Seth Adkins, Lisa Arturo, Jordan Bruhn, Tyler Bruhn, Paul L Schneider, Alec Vigil, Tierra Abbott, Elise Cameron, Chantel Canipe, Jennifer Carta, Lizz Carter, Monique Cooper, Karen Gordon, Jordan Lindsay Hamm, Arabella Holzbog, Kevin R Kelly, Candace Kita, Franky Kane Kraft, Dennis LaValle, Kate Luyben, Kevin Makely, Vincent Martella, Wil Meyer, Pancho Moler, Cooper Monique, Shamron Moore, Michelle Moya, Shannon O'Hurley, Gary Rodriguez, Nectar Rose, Jennifer Stone
Director: Richard Linklater
Country: USA
USA: 111 mins
UK: 113 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate language and comic sex references
USA Release Date: 22 July 2005
UK Release Date: 12 August 2005


When Billy Bob Thornton was Santa, he was bad. Now, as he becomes the coach of 12 bungling ballplayers, he's even worse.

In BAD NEWS BEARS, grizzled former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker (Thornton) is bribed by a strait-laced lawyer (Marcia Gay Harden) to coach the Bears, a woefully inept youth baseball team. Buttermaker's got to find a way to drive this gang of 12 misfits to a championship against their hated rivals: the Yankees and their overbearing coach (Greg Kinnear).

From the director that brought you THE SCHOOL OF ROCK with the writing team behind BAD SANTA comes a hilarious 2005 homage to an irreverent 1976 comedy.

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