Bad News Bears

2005 PG-13 1h 51m DVD

Bad News Bears

2005 PG-13 1h 51m DVD
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By finding each kid's special talents, a grizzled little league coach named Buttermaker tries to lead a ragtag team of misfits and delinquents to victory in this remake of the 1970s classic.
Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft, Ridge Canipe, Brandon Craggs, Jeff Davies, Timmy Deters, Carter Jenkins, Seth Adkins, Tyler Patrick Jones, Jeffrey Tedmori
Richard Linklater
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the movie features kids cursing, behaving badly, fighting, and drinking non-alcoholic beer. Their poor role model is their coach, who drinks (to the point of passing out), smokes, swears, hangs out at a strip club, makes racist and sexist comments (as well as ignorant wisecracks about a boy in a wheelchair and another who is overweight), and teaches one of the kids to make martinis. As the coach works as an exterminator, the movie also features visual jokes about dead rats and insects. Though the coach learns to be a more tolerant and mature adult, he remains ornery, and has one-night sex with the mother of one of his players.

Sexual Content

Coach gets "Gentlemen's Club" to sponsor team, makes sexual references (including discussion of their "genital defense apparatus"), sleeps with a player's mom, takes kids to Hooters.


Fighting between players, dead animals.


Lots of obnoxious language, by kids and coach (hell, douchebag, s--thead, smart-ass, bitch-slap, etc.).

Social Behavior

Everyone is offensive in some way: they lie, cheat, say mean things, argue, and fight; they come together when they win.


Teams are sponsored by fictional companies, references to Cadillac, liquor brands.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Coach is a grumpy alcoholic (to the point of passing out in one scene); J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" on the soundtrack.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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