The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training

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"The Bad News Bears are one year older and one year wilder."
  • PG
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.6  (3,652)
  • 47

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is a 1977 comedy-drama film directed by Michael Pressman and starring William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley, and Clifton James. It is a sequel to the 1976 film, The Bad News Bears. The film follows the story of a group of young baseball players from Southern California who, after being banned from playing organized baseball, decide to embark on a road trip to Houston, Texas to compete in the Houston Astrodome in hopes of playing against the legendary Houston Toros.

As the film opens, we see the Bears back on the field and struggling to win games, despite their newfound popularity after the events of the first film. Their coach, Morris Buttermaker (Devane), is still as gruff and foul-mouthed as ever, but he's trying to be a better influence on the kids. However, when a corporate team that has been dominating the league challenges the Bears, the game ends in a brawl and the league decides to ban the team from playing.

The team, however, refuses to give up on their baseball dreams and decide to take matters into their own hands. They hatch a plan to travel from California to Houston, Texas to challenge the Houston Toros, a powerhouse team that has been touted as the best youth baseball team in the country. Along the way, they face a series of challenges and obstacles, including broken-down buses, run-ins with the law, and unexpected detours.

The team is determined to make it to Houston, even if they have to sleep on the side of the road or hitchhike. The plot of the movie follows their journey, as they make their way through the Southwest, stopping in small towns along the way, and making several new friends, including a young Hispanic boy named Carmen Ronzonni (Jimmy Baio) and his family, who give the team a place to stay.

When the Bears finally make it to Houston, they discover that the Houston Toros have no interest in playing them. Undeterred, the team manages to find a way to compete against the Toros, a battle which proves to be the highlight of the movie.

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is a heartwarming, feel-good film that shows the power of teamwork, friendship, and determination. The characters are well-developed, and the story is engaging and entertaining, with plenty of humor and emotional moments. The film features a solid cast, with standout performances from Devane, Haley, and James.

The direction and cinematography are excellent, capturing the beauty of the Southwest's landscapes and the excitement of the baseball games. The film's music score is also memorable, featuring classic rock songs and a catchy theme song.

In conclusion, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is a classic movie that has stood the test of time. It is a must-see film for sports fans and anyone who loves a good underdog story. The movie's message of perseverance in the face of adversity is a timeless one, and its characters are ones that viewers will root for from beginning to end.

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is a 1977 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 47.

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
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    1 hr 40 min
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    5.6  (3,652)
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