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Bad News Bears

The news for a team of little league baseball players is bad, when a boozing, former major leaguer (Billy Bob Thornton) is hired to be their coach. A remake of the 1976 hit movie, the object of the game is still to have the alcoholic adult turn the dysfunctional players into a functional team. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 21 Oct 2005
Video Release: 12 Dec 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Bad News Bears is rated PG-13: rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden
Studio: 2005 Paramount Pictures

Detailed Review

In 2003, he was Bad Santa. Now Billy Bob Thornton has stepped up to the plate to be bad again, as the infamous Coach Buttermaker in this remake… 
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