Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing, and soon he's part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him. Written by
Ed Sutton <email@example.com>
A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.
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Did You Know?
In order to establish the close bond between Smalls and Benny, the director had Tom Guiry
and Mike Vitar
meet and rehearse together weeks before the rest of the kids showed up to film. It worked so well that the other kids genuinely believed the two actors had been friends for a long time. See more
When the adult Smalls is telling the story of Babe Ruth in the beginning of the movie, there is a shot of the field from the box when it is almost completely covered in shadow with the sun from behind the box (at around 1 min). The next shot of the pictures on the wall however, there are shadows coming from the frames which can only happen when the sun is facing the box. See more
It's about time Benny, my clothes are going out of style.
They already are, Squints.
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Gross Out
Written by Booker T. Jones
, Steve Cropper
, Lewie Steinberg
, Al Jackson Jr.
Performed by Booker T. Jones
(as Booker T) and the MG's See more