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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).


* RetroactiveRecognition: Is that [[Film{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] riding that motorcycle?
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Bad News Bears in Breaking Training'' is a serviceable sequel, but it's also a big step down thanks to [[SequelNonEntity the departures of Cch Buttermaker and Amanda]]. ''Bad News Bears Go to Japan'', on the other hand, loses nearly every other memorable character, and comes by its '''0%''' Rotten Tomatoes score honestly. Creator/JackieEarleHaley [[OldShame considers it the worst movie he's ever worked on]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Is that [[Film{{Watchmen}} [[Film/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] riding that motorcycle?
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Bad News Bears in Breaking Training'' is a serviceable sequel, but it's also a big step down thanks to [[SequelNonEntity the departures of Cch Coach Buttermaker and Amanda]]. ''Bad News Bears Go to Japan'', on the other hand, loses nearly every other memorable character, and comes by its '''0%''' Rotten Tomatoes score honestly. Creator/JackieEarleHaley [[OldShame considers it the worst movie he's ever worked on]].



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--ad the other adult themes, the film was rated PG in the United States.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--ad times'')--and the other adult themes, the film was rated PG in the United States.


* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite th cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--ad the other adult themes, the film was rated PG in the United States.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite th the cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--ad the other adult themes, the film was rated PG in the United States.


* RetroactiveRecognition: Is that [[Film/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] riding that motorcycle?
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Bad News Bears in Breaking Training'' is a serviceable sequel, but it's also a big step down thanks to [[SequelNonEntity the departures of Coach Buttermaker and Amanda]]. ''Bad News Bears Go to Japan'', on the other hand, loses nearly every other memorable character, and comes by its '''0%''' Rotten Tomatoes score honestly. Creator/JackieEarleHaley [[OldShame considers it the worst movie he's ever worked on]].
* TearJerker: Buttermaker rejecting Amanda's efforts to help patch things up between him and her mother. She walks off in tears to be so cruelly rebuffed by the closest thing she's ever had to a father, while he also starts to cry because it immediately hits him that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he just cruelly rebuffed the closest thing he's ever had to a daughter]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--and the other adult themes, the film was originally rated PG in the United States. It was later re-certified to PG-13.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Is that [[Film/{{Watchmen}} [[Film{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] riding that motorcycle?
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Bad News Bears in Breaking Training'' is a serviceable sequel, but it's also a big step down thanks to [[SequelNonEntity the departures of Coach Cch Buttermaker and Amanda]]. ''Bad News Bears Go to Japan'', on the other hand, loses nearly every other memorable character, and comes by its '''0%''' Rotten Tomatoes score honestly. Creator/JackieEarleHaley [[OldShame considers it the worst movie he's ever worked on]].
* TearJerker: Buttermaker rejecting Amanda's efforts to help patch things up between him and her mother. She walks off in tears to be so cruelly rebuffed by the closest thing she's ever had to a father, while he also starts to cry because it immediately hits him that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he just cruelly rebuffed the closest thing he's ever had to a daughter]]. \n* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--and the other adult themes, the film was originally rated PG in the United States. It was later re-certified to PG-13.




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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite th cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--ad the other adult themes, the film was rated PG in the United States.

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** The second film graduates to the end of [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky]]'s ''1812 Overture'' as a theme during its climactic game. The film's theme song, "Lookin' Good" by Craig Safan, also uses the notes of said climax.

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* FairForItsDay: Even if it wasn't [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids rated PG]] originally, it's still very coarse, even for its own time. Certainly, they would never be permitted to have a 10-year-old kid spout off racial epithets as often as Tanner did if the film was re-made today. Of course, as noted below, they exchanged the casual racism with more lewd behavior in the remake.


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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Despite the cussing--especially the racial epithets (the N-word was uttered ''three times'')--and the other adult themes, the film was originally rated PG in the United States. It was later re-certified to PG-13.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Roy hitting his son, Joey, while on the mound after he tried to bean Engelberg is treated as this. He was already the BigBad of the movie, since he was the head coach of the rival team. But even with the points made in JerkassHasAPoint, smacking Joey on the mound was definitely a bridge too far for many of the characters in that scene.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Cleveland's observation about class-action lawsuits could be this or {{Harsher| in Hindsight}} depending on your point of view.


* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Bad News Bears in Breaking Training'' is a serviceable sequel, but it's also a big step down thanks to [[SequelNonEntity the departures of Coach Buttermaker and Amanda]]. ''Bad News Bears Go to Japan'', on the other hand, loses nearly every other memorable character, and comes by its '''0%''' Rotten Tomatoes score honestly.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Bad News Bears in Breaking Training'' is a serviceable sequel, but it's also a big step down thanks to [[SequelNonEntity the departures of Coach Buttermaker and Amanda]]. ''Bad News Bears Go to Japan'', on the other hand, loses nearly every other memorable character, and comes by its '''0%''' Rotten Tomatoes score honestly. Creator/JackieEarleHaley [[OldShame considers it the worst movie he's ever worked on]].


* FirstInstallmentWins: The original is still the best-remembered of the bunch. Most casual viewers might be surprised to learn that Creator/WalterMatthau and Tatum O'Neal's characters are, in fact, ''not'' in any of the sequels.



* TearJerker: Buttermaker rejecting Amanda's efforts to help patch things up between him and her mother. She walks off in tears to be so cruelly rebuffed by the closest thing she's ever had to a father, while he starts to tear up because he immediately understands [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he just cruelly rebuffed the closest thing he's ever had to a child]].

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* TearJerker: Buttermaker rejecting Amanda's efforts to help patch things up between him and her mother. She walks off in tears to be so cruelly rebuffed by the closest thing she's ever had to a father, while he also starts to tear up cry because he it immediately understands hits him that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he just cruelly rebuffed the closest thing he's ever had to a child]].daughter]].

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* TearJerker: Buttermaker rejecting Amanda's efforts to help patch things up between him and her mother. She walks off in tears to be so cruelly rebuffed by the closest thing she's ever had to a father, while he starts to tear up because he immediately understands [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he just cruelly rebuffed the closest thing he's ever had to a child]].

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Bad News Bears in Breaking Training'' is a serviceable sequel, but it's also a big step down thanks to [[SequelNonEntity the departures of Coach Buttermaker and Amanda]]. ''Bad News Bears Go to Japan'', on the other hand, loses nearly every other memorable character, and comes by its '''0%''' Rotten Tomatoes score honestly.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Tanner and his rather... ''colorful'' vocabulary. It would have been far less funny, even at the time, if it hadn't all been coming from [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes a 10-year-old]].

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