The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears (1976)

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Corrected entry: The team picture taken of the Bears on Opening Day is different than the one seen over the end credits. In the Opening Day photo, Amanda and Kelly are missing from the shot since they are not on the team yet. At the credits, Amanda and Kelly are there, but Tanner isn't holding a 2nd place sign that would show it is the end of the season. He is the holding the same team sign as the original photo.

Correction: This second picture could have been taken at ANY time in the season. Perhaps when they realized that they would not be adding any members to the team. It didn't HAVE to be taken after the season. (This is done quite often when teams get new players early on in the season.) And even if it was taken at the end, there is no rule that says a team photo taken after the season must include a sign showing what place you finished.

Corrected entry: There is a mistake with the Bears' batting order. In the first inning, Rudi Stein bats after Kelly. In the final inning, Rudi leads off with an out. Just four batters later, Kelly comes up with the bases loaded and two out. Kelly could not have batted for another three spots in the order.

Correction: In little league baseball, players can be subsituted for and then put back into the game. Since the entire game is not played on-screen, Rudy could've been taken out, replaced by another player, and then Rudy could've been re-inserted into the game.

Continuity mistake: In Kelly Leak's first shown at-bat, he hit a home run to win the game, and the team the Bears defeated was sponsored by Denny's, as you can see from their catcher's logo when Kelly crosses the plate. Problem is, Denny's sponsors the Yankees, who went the entire season undefeated. We know this because in several scenes, including the one after the home-run where the head lady mocked the Bears' victory, you saw the standings where the Yankees had no losses.

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Trivia: After this movie was released, the character Engleberg had to be recast because the actor who played him lost a lot of weight and no longer could play the "fat" catcher so a new heavy actor replaced him in the next two sequels.

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Question: There is a red headed kid that has several small lines in the movie, primarily in the beginning. He plays 1st base once or twice. Who is he, and why wasn't/isn't his role in the movie as big as all the other kids?

Ken Hogan

Chosen answer: That red headed kid is Regi Tower, played by now-screenwriter and director Scott Firestone. Several of the boys had very minor roles, so Regi wasn't really an exception. His character did not appear in either of the sequels to The Bad News Bears.

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