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    • Burt's son, the late Bill Lancaster, was a screenwriter. He wrote The Bad News Bears (1976) which is loosely based on his own childhood experience of being coached by his father. Bill was disabled by polio as a child and according to his friend, Joel Douglas, the character played by Tatum O'Neal in the film is based on him. The role of the coach, played by Walter Matthau was based on his father, Burt Lancaster, known for his temperament.

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