In the 2005 remake of “The Bad News Bears,” Billy Bob Thornton plays Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic exterminator tasked with coaching a little league team of misfits. Faced with unskilled and unruly players, he’s clearly out of his depth, yet determined to make an impact.

Using unconventional methods, Buttermaker recruits new talent, including a girl pitcher and a rebellious outfielder, to revitalize the team. Amid parental pressure and high expectations, the team of underdogs learns about teamwork and self-respect. The film updates the classic story with modern humor and a darker edge.

Bad News Bears | July 22, 2005 (United States) 5.8
Director: Richard LinklaterWriter: Bill Lancaster, Glenn Ficarra, John RequaStars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay HardenSummary: A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.


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