Christopher J. Barnes (born June 24 1965 in Oradell, New Jersey) is a former child actor best known for his role as Tanner Boyle in the movies The Bad News Bears and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training.
He attended Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey..
Often referred to by his character name "Tanner" during his teenage years, Barnes began to distance himself from the "Bad News Bears" role that made him famous to escape typecasting. In a 1998 Los Angeles Times article, it was noted that he was working in a flower shop in Utah.
The Bad News Bears is a 1976 film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. The film was followed by two sequels, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training in 1977 and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan in 1978, and a short-lived 1979 CBS television series, none of which were able to duplicate the success of the original. Also notable was the score by Jerry Fielding, which is an adaptation of the principal themes of Carmen.
A remake of the movie, directed by Richard Linklater with Billy Bob Thornton taking the role of Morris Buttermaker, was released on July 22, 2005.
Taglines:Morris Buttermaker (Matthau), an alcoholic ex-professional baseball player, becomes the coach of a cellar-dwelling Little League team, the Bears. By recruiting a couple of unlikely prospects - an ex-girlfriend's 11-year old daughter (O'Neal), and local troublemaker Kelly Leak (Jackie Earle Haley) - he turns the team into a near-champion, as they lose the championship game.
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