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236 Ratings

The Bad News Bears

Directed by Michael Ritchie
United States, 1976
Comedy, Sport, Family


An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

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The Bad News Bears Directed by Michael Ritchie

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1977 | Nominee: Best Actor

Writers Guild of America

1977 | Winner: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Critics reviews

Despite being aimed at children, THE BAD NEWS BEARS is no less biting than Ritchie’s other classics, which makes it perhaps the most subversive of his films. It’s certainly one of his funniest, thanks to Matthau and the foul-mouthed kids who make up the baseball team.
August 05, 2016
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