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** Creator/JodieFoster was originally cast as Amanda, but she dropped out in order to play Iris in ''Film/TaxiDriver''. Creator/SarahJessicaParker tried out for the role. Creator/KristyMcNichol was offered the role of Amanda, and even successfully auditioned for the part. According to [=McNichol=], the producers told her afterwards when they would begin filming and that she had to start preparing, but over one weekend they changed their minds, and she was disappointed to hear that they gave the role to Tatum O'Neal. She and O'Neal would co-star in the 1980 film ''Film/LittleDarlings''.

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** Creator/JodieFoster was originally cast as Amanda, but she dropped out in order to play Iris in ''Film/TaxiDriver''. Creator/SarahJessicaParker tried out for the role. Creator/KristyMcNichol was offered the role of Amanda, and even successfully auditioned for the part. According to [=McNichol=], the producers told her afterwards when they would begin filming and that she had to start preparing, but over one weekend they changed their minds, and she was disappointed to hear that they gave the role to Tatum O'Neal.Creator/TatumONeal. She and O'Neal would co-star in the 1980 film ''Film/LittleDarlings''.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid--or even get--an R rating if it was released today. To put a couple cherries on top, you have themes of the growing litigious society (Cleveland's attitude toward the formation of the Bears), and the souring of public opinion toward parental corporal punishment (the aftermath of Roy smacking his son for nearly beaning Engelberg).



** Creator/JodieFoster was originally cast as Amanda, but she dropped out in order to play Iris in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
** Creator/SarahJessicaParker tried out for the role of Amanda.
** Kristy [=McNichol=] was offered the role of Amanda, and even successfully auditioned for the part. According to [=McNichol=], the producers told her afterwards when they would begin filming and that she had to start preparing, but over one weekend they changed their minds, and she was disappointed to hear that they gave the role to Tatum O'Neal. She and O'Neal would co-star in the 1980 film ''Film/LittleDarlings''.

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** Creator/JodieFoster was originally cast as Amanda, but she dropped out in order to play Iris in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
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''Film/TaxiDriver''. Creator/SarahJessicaParker tried out for the role of Amanda.
** Kristy [=McNichol=]
role. Creator/KristyMcNichol was offered the role of Amanda, and even successfully auditioned for the part. According to [=McNichol=], the producers told her afterwards when they would begin filming and that she had to start preparing, but over one weekend they changed their minds, and she was disappointed to hear that they gave the role to Tatum O'Neal. She and O'Neal would co-star in the 1980 film ''Film/LittleDarlings''.


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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/JackieEarleHaley [[https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Worst-Movie-Ever-Made-According-Jackie-Earle-Haley-94917.html called]] the third installment in the series, ''The Bad News Bears Go to Japan'' the worst movie ever made.

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** In the second film, given how they ended the character arc of Timmy Lupus, one can only imagine how big a role he could've played if Quinn Smith were available to participate more in the film.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid--or even get--an R rating if it was released today.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid--or even get--an R rating if it was released today. To put a couple cherries on top, you have themes of the growing litigious society (Cleveland's attitude toward the formation of the Bears), and the souring of public opinion toward parental corporal punishment (the aftermath of Roy smacking his son for nearly beaning Engelberg).


** Kristy [=McNichol=] was offered the role of Amanda, and even successfully auditioned for the part. According to [=McNichol=], the producers told her afterwards when they would begin filming and that she had to start preparing, but over one weekend they changed their minds, and she was disappointed to hear that they gave the role to Tatum O'Neal. She and O'Neal would co-star in the 1980 film ''Little Darlings''.

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** Kristy [=McNichol=] was offered the role of Amanda, and even successfully auditioned for the part. According to [=McNichol=], the producers told her afterwards when they would begin filming and that she had to start preparing, but over one weekend they changed their minds, and she was disappointed to hear that they gave the role to Tatum O'Neal. She and O'Neal would co-star in the 1980 film ''Little Darlings''.''Film/LittleDarlings''.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid--or even get--an R rating if it was released today.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid--or even get--an R rating if it was released today.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The original film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid--or even get--an R rating if it was released today.

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!!The 1976 film
* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony as They Are Cast]]: In the film, neither of the Aguilar brothers can speak any English. According to an interview in a ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated'' "Where Are They Now" issue, Jaime Escobedo (Jose) and George Gonzales (Miguel) were in fact fluent in English and didn't know how to speak Spanish. They had to learn how to speak their entire dialogue strictly in Spanish before filming began.
* RealLifeRelative: Creator/WalterMatthau's son Charles plays an opposing player for the Athletics team.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The original film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid--or even get--an R rating if it was released today.


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** [[Creator/SteveMcQueenActor Steve McQueen]] and Creator/WarrenBeatty were offered the role of Buttermaker, but both turned it down due to involvements with other film projects.


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** Creator/SarahJessicaParker tried out for the role of Amanda.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid - or even get - an R-rating if released today.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The original film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 11-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid - or avoid--or even get - an R-rating get--an R rating if it was released today.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 7-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid - or even get - an R-rating if released today.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The studio originally wanted Creator/BurtLancaster to play Buttermaker. The screenwriter (Lancaster's son) vetoed that idea as he didn't want people to think he was playing off his father's fame.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 7-year-olds 11-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie would just barely avoid - or even get - an R-rating if released today.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The studio originally wanted Creator/BurtLancaster to play Buttermaker. The screenwriter (Lancaster's (Bill Lancaster, Burt's son) vetoed that idea as he didn't want people to think he was playing off his father's fame.fame.
** Creator/JodieFoster was originally cast as Amanda, but she dropped out in order to play Iris in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
** Kristy [=McNichol=] was offered the role of Amanda, and even successfully auditioned for the part. According to [=McNichol=], the producers told her afterwards when they would begin filming and that she had to start preparing, but over one weekend they changed their minds, and she was disappointed to hear that they gave the role to Tatum O'Neal. She and O'Neal would co-star in the 1980 film ''Little Darlings''.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The original movie was made in TheSeventies, and boy, does it showcase that decade.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The original film is so very mid-'70s, and a fine example of what a PG-rated film could get away with before the PG-13 rating came along. Just listen to 7-year-olds toss out four-letter words, racial epithets and ethnic slurs like there's no tomorrow and try to keep your head from exploding. Also watch as the kids douse each other in beer and see a then 14-year-old Creator/JackieEarleHaley smoke like a chimney. In fact, some would argue that this movie was made in TheSeventies, and boy, does it showcase that decade.would just barely avoid - or even get - an R-rating if released today.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The original movie was made in TheSeventies, and boy, does it showcase that decade.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The studio originally wanted Creator/BurtLancaster to play Buttermaker. The screenwriter (Lancaster's son) vetoed that idea as he didn't want people to think he was playing off his father's fame.
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