"4 Film Favorites: Bad News Bears" - "Bad News Bears" (2005) Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton), former pro ballplayer-turned-exterminator, expects to make some easy money coaching a struggling Little League team called the Bears. What he gets is a ragtag group of inept players who transform the field of dreams into the stuff of nightmares! Taunted by an arrogant rival coach (Greg Kinnear), pressured by his new employer (Marcia Gay Harden), and challenged by the Bears, Buttermaker must somehow step up to the plate and help his players become something they never imagined they could be: a team. "The Bad News Bears" (1976) Walter Matthau is at his absolute best as the grumbling, beer-guzzling former minor-league pitcher who gets roped into coaching a band of half-pint misfits somewhat loosely called a team. With this bunch in uniform, it's impossible to get caught up in the suburban competitive spirit that drives other adults to extremes of parental discipline. So, instead, the Bears have a good time. "The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training" is the comic and poignant second-in-the-series of adventures with the pint-sized sandlot ballplayers, "The Bad News Bears". The picture picks up the Bears' career a year after their infamous second-place finish in the North Valley League. Faced with a chance to play the Houston Toros for a shot at the Japanese champs, they devise a way to get to Texas to play at the famed Astrodome. On their pilgrimage to Houston, the Bears gain a new coach; dump that coach; add a new pitcher who can't get his fastball over the plate; find another coach who shows him how it's done, and go on to a come-back victory with all eyes on Japan. "Bad News Bears Go To Japan": Caught in a clash of cultures and ready to wreak more havoc on Japan than Godzilla, the Bad News Bears are back for their third outing. This time the Bears have been spirited off to Tokyo by Marvin Lazar (Tony Curtis), a slick con artist who sees in the team a perfect peg for a get-rich-quick scheme. The strikeout-prone Bears are pitted against a murderously skillful Japanese junior baseball team, and the resulting comic chaos is hilarious.
• Commentary By Director And Co-screenplay Writers, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Theatrical Trailer, Video Baseball Cards
• Subtitles: English