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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

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Director  John Berry
Film series  The Bad News Bears
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Country  United States
3.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Family, Sport
Screenplay  Bill Lancaster
Writer  Bill Lancaster
Language  English
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Release date  June 30, 1978 (1978-06-30)
Cast  Tony Curtis (Marvin Lazar), Jackie Earle Haley (Kelly Leak), Tomisaburo Wakayama (Coach Shimizu), Antonio Inoki (Himself), Hatsune Ishihara (Arika), George Wyner (the Network Director)
Similar movies  Southpaw, Pulp Fiction, Cars, Foxcatcher, Bull Durham, Rocky
Tagline  They never met an adult they couldn't drive crazy.

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (also known as The Bad News Bears 3) is a Sport-drama film 1978 film release by Paramount Pictures and was the third and last of a series, following The Bad News Bears and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training. It stars Tony Curtis and Jackie Earle Haley, also featuring Regis Philbin in a small role and Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki in a role.

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This film was followed by a 1979 CBS-TV series, and by a 2005 remake of the 1976 film.

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Plot

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Small-time promoter/hustler Marvin Lazar (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.

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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 the interest of Kelly Leak (Haley) in a local Japanese girl, and the cultural divide that comes to bear in that relationship.

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About half of the original or "classic" lineup of Bears players return (many like 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.

Cast

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  • Tony Curtis as Marvin Lazar
  • Jackie Earle Haley** as Kelly Leak*
  • Tomisaburo Wakayama as Coach Shimizu
  • Antonio Inoki as Himself
  • Hatsune Ishihara as Arika
  • George Wyner as The Network Director
  • Lonny Chapman as Louis the Gambler
  • Matthew Anton as E.R.W. Tillyard, III (as Matthew Douglas Anton)
  • Erin Blunt** as Ahmad Rahim*
  • George Gonzales** as Miguel Agilar*
  • Brett Marx** as Jimmy Feldman*
  • David Pollock** as Rudi Stein*
  • Jeffrey Louis Starr*** as Mike Engelberg*
  • The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Bad News Bears Go To Japan Trailer YouTube* Recurring character from previous Bad News Bears films ** Recurring actor from previous Bad News Bears films *** Recurring actor from second Bad News Bears film only

    Reception

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    The film has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 15 reviews. Jackie Earle Haley considered it the worst movie ever made.

    Home Media

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    The Bad News Bears Go to Japan was released on DVD February 12, 2002 by Paramount.

    References

    The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Wikipedia
    The Bad News Bears Go to Japan IMDbThe Bad News Bears Go to Japan themoviedb.org


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