Bad News Bears
Bad News Bears is a 2005 American sports comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft and Jeffrey Tedmori. It is a remake of the 1976 sports film The Bad News Bears, produced by Paramount Pictures. It received mixed reviews and grossed just $34 million against its $35 million budget.
Morris Buttermaker is a washed-up alcoholic baseball player who was a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners before getting kicked out of professional baseball for attacking an umpire. He works as an exterminator and is a crude womanizer. He is hired by Liz Whitewood to coach the Bears, a children's baseball team with poor playing skills. They play their first game and do not even make an out before he forfeits the game. The entire team decides to quit afterwards, but Buttermaker dissuades them from quitting and promises to be a better coach.
|author||Bill Lancaster Glenn Ficarra John Requa|
|keywords||baseball player baseball team game home run kick out seattle mariners sleep walk win|
|producer||J. Geyer Kosinski Richard Linklater|
|productionCompany||Detour Filmproduction Media Talent Group|
|theme||sports sports comedy|