A washed-up ballplayer is put in charge of a pack of kids scarcely more mature than himself in this remake of the 1976 comedy hit. Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) is a former major league baseball player whose career and life has hit the skids thanks to his overwhelming fondness for booze and women. Needing a break, his lawyer (Marcia Gay Harden) arranges for Buttermaker to take on coaching responsibilities for the Bears, a Little League baseball team comprised of a handful of hapless losers. As Buttermaker tries to groom his young charges into a winning team, he also gives them a glimpse of his hard-living lifestyle while they gear up to take on perennial rivals the Yankees and their arrogant Coach Bullock (Greg Kinnear).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

48% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: This too-faithful remake aims low for laughs, turning off the easily offendable; despite another lovably irascible contribution by Thornton, it lacks the ensemble strength and originality of the 1976 version.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Scatological remake of a not-so-innocent movie.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

Cantonese (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), Portuguese (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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