The Bad News Bears Go To Japan
The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978)

Filling the shoes occupied by Walter Matthau in the Bad News Bears and William Devane in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, Tony Curtis takes on the role of the teams newest coach in this, the third installment in the series. Jackie… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1978
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2002
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Variety Staff

The dangers inherent in sequel-making are clearly apparent in The Bad News Bears Go to Japan.

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Jason Caro
Radio Times

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

And they can stay there.

Tom Milne
Time Out


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So much silliness has been substituted for the solid situations and characterizations of the original that it's hard to believe the same people had anything to do with both pictures.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Why, Lord, why?

Vincent Canby
New York Times

The film is a demonstration of the kind of desperation experienced by people trying to make something out of a voyage to nowhere.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

So how much more can they get out of cussing kiddies playing baseball? Apparently an additional 91 minutes - 91 painful, horrendous, baseball-bat-to-the-crotch-three-times minutes.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Enough of the Bears already! Even Matthau bailed out.

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