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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

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They never met an adult they couldn't drive crazy.

It's for everyone!

Still more bad news.

For the summer of '78, The Bad News Bears will be back in their all new film comedy

Small-time promoter/hustler Marvin Lazar (Tony Curtis) sees a potential money-making venture in the Bears that will help him to pay off his debts. After seeing a TV spot about the Bears, he decides to chaperone the baseball team for a trip to Japan in their match against the country's best little league baseball team.
As implied in Breaking Training, the Bears had to defeat the Houston Toros for a shot at the Japanese champs. In the process, the trip sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps for the boys. A subplot involves Kelly Leak's interest in a local Japanese girl, and the cultural divide that comes to bear in that relationship.
About half of the original or "classic" lineup of Bears players return (players Jose Agilar, Alfred Ogilvie, Timmy Lupus and Tanner Boyle are not featured). Three new players are featured: E.R.W. Tillyard III, Abe Bernstein and Ahmad's younger brother, Mustapha Rahim.

Release Date: July 14 , 1978

Distrib: Paramount

Boxoffice: $7,092,495


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