Bad News Bears (Full Screen Special Collector's Edition)

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Billy Bob Thornton delivers a wickedly funny performance in this hilarious hit from the director of School of Rock. Morris Buttermaker (Thornton), former pro ballplayer-turned-exterminator, expects to make some easy money coaching a struggling Little League team called the Bears. What he gets is a ragtag group of inept players who transform the field of dreams into the stuff of nightmares! Taunted by an arrogant rival coach (Greg Kinnear), pressured by his new employer (Marcia Gay Harden), and challenged by the Bears, Buttermaker must somehow step up to the plate and help his players become something they never imagined they could be: a team.

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Studio Paramount
SKU 40725677
UPC 097360360240
UPC 14 00097360360240
Format DVD
Release Date 1/16/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Actors
Name Billy Bob Thornton
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Name Marcia Gay Harden
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Directors
Name Richard Linklater
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Cast & Crew
Bill Lancaster, et. al. - Screenplay
Billy Bob Thornton - Actor
Bruce Curtis - Production Designer
Ed Shearmur - Original Music By
Geyer Kosinski, et. al. - Producer
Greg Kinnear - Actor
Marcia Gay Harden - Actor
Marcus Viscidi - Executive Producer
Richard Linklater - Director
Rogier Stoffers - Cinematographer
Sammi Kane Kraft - Actor
Sandra Adair - Editor
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Bad News Bears may be the most entertaining remake of the year (thus far), but that's less a statement of praise than it is a condemnation of this class of movies. With a script co-credited to Bill Lancaster, who penned the original 1976 screenplay, Bad News Bears is true to its source, rarely diverging from the earlier film's storyline, and occasionally re-creating entire scenes. There is, however, a difference in tone. The '70s edition of the film was more family friendly than Richard Linklater's one. Gleefully profane and un-PC, Bad News Bears earns its PG-13 rating, and may cause more conservative parents to shy away from bringing younger children to screenings.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Billy Bob Thornton stages a head-on collision between two previous roles in The Bad News Bears, a movie in which he plays, and I quote, "a drunk who makes a living killing rats to live in a trailer." The movie is like a merger of his ugly drunk in Bad Santa and his football coach in Friday Night Lights, yet he doesn't recycle from either movie; he modulates the manic anger of the Santa and the intensity of the coach and produces a morose loser who we like better than he likes himself.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital (5.1)); Dolby Digital Stereo, Deleted Scenes, Commentary, Video Baseball Cards, English, Spanish Subtitled
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Brian Lowry, Variety.com The new Bad News Bears has adopted a somewhat raunchier tone but delivers enough laughs to go the distance.
Ebert & Roeper Two thumbs up!
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Billy Bob Thornton is the best weapon against cute that a kid baseball movie ever had.
Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star Certain things in this world are automatically funny, and a booze-swilling Billy Bob Thornton cussing out kids is one of them.
Clay Smith, Access Hollywood ...hilarious, non-stop comedy!

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