Jackie Earle Haley (born July 14, 1961, in Northridge, California, U.S.) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. Before his Academy Award-nominated role in the 2006 film Little Children, he was best known for his portrayal of Kelly Leak, the motorcycle-riding, cigarette-smoking little leaguer in The Bad News Bears and its sequels.
Haley has appeared in numerous films, including Damnation Alley, The Day of the Locust, and Losin' It, as well as guest roles on TV. He played "Moocher" in the acclaimed 1979 film Breaking Away and later in the short lived TV series of the same name. Throughout the 1970s, he often played a tough, angry, pimply, long-haired misfit. He has made guest appearances on such TV shows as Marcus Welby, M.D., The Waltons, The Love Boat, Renegade, and Get a Life.
While Haley's acting career went dormant during most of the 1990s and early 2000s, he resorted to driving limos and delivering pizza in order to make a living before turning to directing. He...
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Little Children is a 2006 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated film written and directed by Todd Field, based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. It stars Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Noah Emmerich and Jackie Earle Haley.
Sarah Pierce (Kate Winslet) is a former campus feminist and academic who is now a reluctant homemaker and mother in an upper-middle class suburb of Boston. Feeling stifled and aimless in her role as a mother, Sarah views her young daughter as a nuisance, and feels out of place around the tedious and judgmental Stepford-like mothers she encounters on a daily basis at the local playground. Her marriage has become loveless, and she even catches her husband masturbating to online pornography with a pair of panties over his face.
Brad Adamson (Patrick Wilson) is a former college football player who's married to Kathy (Jennifer Connelly), a documentary film maker. Emasculated by his wife's successful career, and somewhat...,
Breaking Away is a 1979 film which tells the story of four teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana who have graduated from high school and are not sure what they want to do with their lives, other than hang out and go swimming in an abandoned limestone quarry. It stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern (his first film role), Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley. The movie was written by Steve Tesich and directed by Peter Yates.
It won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Barbara Barrie), Best Director, Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score and Best Picture.
The film is 8th on the List of America's 100 Most Inspiring Movies compiled by The American Film Institute in 2006.
In 1980, a television series version of Breaking Away was released. It starred Shaun Cassidy, Vincent Gardenia, Barbara Barrie, Jackie Earle Haley, Thom Bray, and Tom Wiggin, along with ...,
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan was released on June 2, 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It's the second sequel to The Bad News Bears and the sequel to The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training. It stars Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, and Regis Philbin.
Small time promotor/hustler Marvin Lazar (Tony Curtis) chaperones the pint-sized baseball team for a trip to Japan. The Bears are in Japan for a match against the country's best little league baseball team. As implied in Breaking Training, the Bears had to defeat the Houston Toros for a shot at the Japanese champs. In the process, the trip sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps for the boys.
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The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training is the 1977 sequel to The Bad News Bears.
This movie picks up the Bears' career a year after their infamous second-place finish in the North Valley League. However, after winning this year, they are left reeling by the departure of Buttermaker as their coach and an injury to goat-turned-hero Timmy Lupus (Quinn Smith). Faced with a chance to play the Houston Toros for a shot at the Japanese champs, they devise a way to get to Texas to play at the famed Astrodome. In the process, Kelly Leak (Jackie Earle Haley) reunites with his estranged father (William Devane), who is ultimately recruited to coach them.
It also stars Chris Barnes, who returns to his role as the foul-mouthed Tanner Boyle, and Jimmy Baio as Carmen Ronzonni.
This movie is most-famously remembered for the scene in which Coach Leak leads the Astrodome crowd in the chant "Let them play!" when the umpires attempt to call the game prematurely because of time constraints.
When the team...
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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