Bad News Bears

Synopsis: Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic pest removal worker and former professional baseball player (for a very short time), is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team of 12-year-olds which is about to be thrown out of the league.
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Director(s): Richard Linklater
  1 win & 4 nominations.
113 min

Do what other coaches do:

Restaurants, sporting goods stores,

you know.

You know, I got a job.

I got houses to spray.

It's ant season, you know?

What is it about being a man

that makes everything so hard?

I own my own law firm.

I'm a single mother, and I still

have time for extension courses,

Pilates, the flower-seed business,


You know what, I'm busy too, okay?

I got important shit to do.

I got shit stacked up

all over the place.

Important man shit, okay?

Come on, Buttermaker, let's go.

Mr. Buttermaker?

- Yeah.

- Where are we going?

I already told you,

to the batting cages.

You guys swing like Helen Keller

at a piata party.

I'm gonna do something about it.

- Tell us about the majors, coach.

- You were in the majors?

Yeah, for a little while.

Hey, Lupus, don't lean against

that door, bud, all right?

Yes, I was recently perusing

baseballstats. org

and it said Mr. Buttermaker played

pitcher for the Seattle Mariners

for two-thirds of an inning in 1984.

Two-thirds, that's it?

Well, it was the end of the season,

you know, September call-ups.

Yes, his lifetime ERA was 36.

That's lame.

Yeah, well I closed

the inning out, okay.

There's only a few thousand guys ever

set foot on a major-league mound,

and I'm one of them. What have

you done with your life, smart-ass?

Why didn't you stay?

Well, I was gonna come back,

but I had a little incident.

I punched an ump.

Really just a bitch-slap.

How the hell was I supposed to know

he was a bleeder?

Fourteen stitches.

Like that means something.

They used to stitch everything up,

goddamn it. It was like the Dark Ages.

I got stitches on my foot.

Oh, yeah?

Well, I'm in a damn wheelchair.

Anyway, after that,

I blew off a few offers,

you know, Japan, shit like that.

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William Henry "Bill" Lancaster (November 17, 1947 – January 4, 1997) was an American screenwriter and actor. more…

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