-The Bad News Bears
Filmed before the era of participation trophies, The Bad News Bears pokes fun at hyper-competitive parents who suck the fun out of Little League baseball for their children. Assigned to a team made up of the players not good enough to play elsewhere, the Bad News Bears come together to make it to the championship game. In the process, they teach their peers on better teams that baseball is a game and is meant to be fun.
The Bad News Bears
Michael Ritchie, director
Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow
Paramount Pictures, 1976