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Summary An aging, drunk, ex-minor leaguer (Matthau) reluctantly agrees to coach a team of misfit kids in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Directed By: Michael Ritchie

Written By: Bill Lancaster

The Bad News Bears

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
must-see
84
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 17 User Ratings
8.2
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Summary An aging, drunk, ex-minor leaguer (Matthau) reluctantly agrees to coach a team of misfit kids in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Directed By: Michael Ritchie

Written By: Bill Lancaster

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
84
93% Positive
14 Reviews
7% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
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93% Positive
14 Reviews
7% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 17 User Ratings
8.2
82% Positive
14 Ratings
18% Mixed
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Universal Acclaim Based on 17 User Ratings
8.2
82% Positive
14 Ratings
18% Mixed
3 Ratings
0% Negative
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Production Company Paramount Pictures
Release Date Apr 7, 1976
Duration 1 h 42 m
Rating PG
Tagline ...together they make it happen!
Writers Guild of America, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
BAFTA Awards
1 Nomination
Photoplay Awards
1 Nomination