The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

John Berry (1978)

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Our Score
Aside from Tony Curtis's star turn as a greedy hustler who takes charge of the titular Little Leaguers, there's little of note in this lifeless, pointless second sequel. Curtis sees a lucrative opportunity in a tour of Japan, which involves the kids taking on the national champions. The actor must have also been doing this diamond dud purely for the money, while return engagements from the first movie's writer and director (the latter now producing) has had little positive effect.


A gang of unlikely junior baseball champs head for Japan to take on the country's finest school-age team - little realising a devious promoter has engineered the trip in the hope of making a quick buck. Sporting comedy sequel, which boasts a sterling performance from screen legend Tony Curtis. With Jackie Earle Haley and Matthew Douglas Anton.

Cast & Crew

Marvin Lazar Tony Curtis
Kelly Leak Jackie Earle Haley
ERW Tillyard III Matthew Douglas Anton
Ahmad Abdul Rahim Erin Blunt
Miguel Agilar George Gonzales
Jimmy Feldman Brett Marx
Rudy Stein David Pollock
Director John Berry
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language.