The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978)

The Bad News Bears Go To Japan


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Filling the shoes occupied by Walter Matthau in the Bad News Bears and William Devane in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, Tony Curtis takes on the role of the teams newest coach in this, the third installment in the series. Jackie Earle Haley returns as Kelly Leak, the Bears' star player, as the team ventures to the other side of the world to face off against the best little league team in Japan. While there, the Bears find their way into mischief and Kelly finds love with a local girl. … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Lancaster
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 12, 2002
Paramount Pictures


as Marvin Lazar

as E.R.W. Tillyard III

as Ahmad Rahim

as Coach Shimizu

as Network Director

as E.R.W. Tillyard III

as Louis the Gambler

as Miguel Aguilar

as Jimmy Feldman

as Rudy Stein

as Toby Whitewood

as Mike Engleberg

as Mustapha Rahim

as Himself

as Pennywall

as Referee

as Mean Bones' Manager

as Page Boy

as Network Man #3

as Harry Hahm

as Network Man #4

as Network Man #1

as Eddie of Network
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Critic Reviews for The Bad News Bears Go To Japan

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

The dangers inherent in sequel-making are clearly apparent in The Bad News Bears Go to Japan.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The film is a demonstration of the kind of desperation experienced by people trying to make something out of a voyage to nowhere.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Aside from Tony Curtis's star turn as a greedy hustler who takes charge of the titular Little Leaguers, there's little of note in this lifeless, pointless second sequel.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
Radio Times

So much silliness has been substituted for the solid situations and characterizations of the original that it's hard to believe the same people had anything to do with both pictures.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

So how much more can they get out of cussing kiddies playing baseball? Apparently an additional 91 minutes - 91 painful, horrendous, baseball-bat-to-the-crotch-three-times minutes.

Full Review… | August 24, 2010

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