The Bad News Bears was released 40 years ago today on April 7, 1976. Walter Matthau played Morris Buttermaker, a former minor-league baseball player who is an alcoholic pool cleaner who is convinced a Southern California Little League team full of misfits and the leagues worst players. He recruits Tatum O’Neal who played Amanda Whurlitzer, who is the daughter of one of his ex-girlfriends who he taught to pitch she was younger. The Bears steadily improve during the season and actually end up making it to the championship game, where they played the Yankees. They ended up losing 7-6 but celebrated in the end like they won the game. Check out the trailer below:
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