Bad News Bears in Breaking Training

Bad News Bears in Breaking Training

Director: Michael Pressman

Cast: Michael Pressman, William Devane, Clifton James, Jackie Earle Haley

     
 

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Michael Pressman's follow-up to Michael Ritchie's outstanding The Bad News Bears, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. There areSee more details below

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Michael Pressman's follow-up to Michael Ritchie's outstanding The Bad News Bears, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Paramount release is little more than a straight-ahead presentation of the film.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The Bad News Bears didn't really call for a sequel, but studios rarely argue with a hefty box office -- and so was born the unnecessary The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training. Since unnecessary sequels really exist only to lure in viewers who were pleased with the original, they usually try to duplicate the earlier film as much as possible -- hence Training's insistence that the Bears are a bunch of losers, even though the first film was all about them learning to work together and be a successful team. To overcome this, Training needs to have a bunch of clever plot twists and be loaded with snappy dialogue. Instead, the plot is tired and clichéd and the dialogue confuses scatology with wit. Worse, the writers add in an estranged father-son subplot that is entirely too sentimental for the surroundings. What saves Training is its cast; the kids are a good little bunch of actors (and Jackie Earle Haley is considerably more than that), and William Devane adds a good deal of punch. There's nothing special about The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, but its performers make it much more painless than it could have been.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/12/2002
UPC:
0097360896541
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
33,634

Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English mono; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Devane Mike Leak
Clifton James Sy Orlansky
Jackie Earle Haley Kelly Leak
Jimmy Baio Carmen Ronzonni
Chris Barnes Tanner Boyle
Erin Blunt Ahmad Abdul Rahim
Jaime Escobedo Jose Agilar
George Gonzales Miguel Agilar
Alfred Lutter Ogilvie
Brett Marx Jimmy Feldman
David Pollock Rudi Stein
Quinn Smith Timmy Lupus
David Stambaugh Toby Whitewood
Jeffrey Louis Starr Mike Englewood
Fred Stuthman Lester Eastland
Dolph Sweet Coach Manning
Lane Smith Officer Mackie
Pat Corley Coach Morrie Slater
Gene Rader Grocery Clerk
Jason Cooper Leon Waterson
Ted Dawson Astrodome Announcer

Technical Credits
Michael Pressman Director
Stephen Myles Berger Art Director
Paul Brickman Screenwriter
Michael Daves Asst. Director
Norman Gimbel Score Composer,Songwriter
Leonard J. Goldberg Producer
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Jack Martell Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred R. Price Set Decoration/Design
Craig Safan Score Composer,Songwriter
John W. Wheeler Editor
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Firing the Coach [:10]
2. Carmen Ronzonni [8:58]
3. Stolen Van [7:00]
4. Home Field Advantage [13:00]
5. Trouble in Houston [5:46]
6. Coach Leak [6:33]
7. Bad News for the Toros [5:39]
8. Final Workout [11:19]
9. The Dome [14:08]
10. "Let Them Play" [10:05]
11. Last Inning [7:44]
12. Line-Up Cards [5:48]

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