Release date:July 22, 2005
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements)
Screenwriters:Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Starring:Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden
Grizzled former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) is recruited by a strait-laced lawyer (Marcia Gay Harden) to coach the Bears, a woefully inept Little League team. He's got to find a way to drive this gang of 12 misfits to a championship against their hated rivals: the Yankees and their overbearing coach (Greg Kinnear). From the director that brought you "School of Rock" working with the writing team behind "Bad Santa" comes a hilarious 2005 homage to an irreverent 1976 comedy: "Bad News Bears."