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The Sandlot (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1993 (USA)
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.

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The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
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Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
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Storyline

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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco | See all certifications »

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7 April 1993 (USA)  »

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$32,416,586 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The hat that Kenny is wearing is that of the Kansas City Monarchs. The K.C. Monarchs were a negro league team active from 1920-1965. See more »

Goofs

In the movies opening scene, adult Scott narrates that Babe Ruth's called shot happened in the bottom 9th inning in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series with the tying run on base. This would imply that the Yankees were down by 2 runs at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. However the game was played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and it was in the top of the 5th in a 4-4 tie where Ruth hit his called shot. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Mertle: Baseball was life! And I was good at it... real good.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 June 2016 (2016) See more »

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This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by The Drifters
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wonderful family film that will also entertain the parents
12 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a truly amazing film. It's a very good family film that can be enjoyed by BOTH your kids and yourself! That's rare, as often "family films" have too much smutty language or sexual situations for kids OR are so saccharine sweet that sane adults would prefer suicide over watching the films (think Disney in the 1960s).

The film isn't quite a comedy, though there are really funny moments in it (such as the evil dog that eats baseballs). And, it's not exactly a drama. It's more like an occasionally surreal slice of life film about the good old days of the late 50s-early 60s. It's about a group of kids that live to play baseball--and that's all they ever seem to want to do! Despite this very simple plot, somehow the excellent acting, direction and writing make you really care about the kids and it engages you from start to finish.


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