UW Cinematheque - 35mm Forever!
The Bad News Bears | USA | 1976 | 35mm | 102 min. Director: Michael Ritchie
Friday, July 20, 2018
Cast: Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, Vic Morrow Alcoholic swimming pool cleaner Buttermaker (Matthau, in one of his finest hours onscreen) is hired to coach southern California’s worst little league baseball team, and foul-mouthed, under-aged chaos ensues. Ritchie’s mid-seventies satiric masterpiece careens from hilarity to poignance to clear-eyed social commentary faster than a home-run trot around the bases.