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  • Post last modified:November 27, 2020

Bad News Bears


badnewsbearsFormer NBL pro Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton), who is now an alcoholic, unenthusiastically takes a job coaching a failing team of 12-year-olds. Thornton went from playing the coach in Friday Night Lights the previous year to doing this Bad Santa-nized remake of a 1976 Walter Matthau comedy. His character feels like a relative to the drunken santa. The film stays faithful to the original and Thornton has great rapport with the foul-mouthed, tough kids. It may go on a bit too long, and Richard Linklater’s School of Rock essentially did the same thing better, but it’s still fun.

2005-U.S. 113 min. Color. Directed by Richard Linklater. Screenplay: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Cast: Billy Bob Thornton (Morris Buttermaker), Greg Kinnear (Ray Bullock), Marcia Gay Harden (Liz Whitewood), Sammi Kane Kraft, Jeffrey Davies, Timmy Deters. 

Quote: “You guys swing like Helen Keller at a piñata party.” (Thornton to his team)



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