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The Sandlot (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  7 April 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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baseball | beast | fence | kid | boy | See more »

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A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long. 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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The Sandlot Kids  »

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$32,416,586 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

Right after the first Wendy Peffercorn scene, when Squints and Yeah-Yeah are on the sandlot running towards the everyone else in the dugout, it's morning (at around 11 mins) with long shadows from left to right (from home to 1st base), but when they get to the dugout it's the afternoon (at around 29 mins) with shadows from right to left (from 1st base to home). See more »

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Toddler: Mommy, mommy, look at the doggie. Ow, that's a big doggie!
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There Goes My Baby
Written by Ben E. King Lover Patterson, George Treadwell, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by The Drifters
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The Sandlot
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main character's name was not Steve... if you have seen this movie more than once, or for more than 30 minutes, you'd realize the protagonist's name was Scotty Smalls. This movie is indeed a classic, a timeless piece accessible by all. If you love or have ever had a deep passion for baseball, this movie will move you like no other film has ever moved you before. I like to have a few too many beers and watch it through myself... the ending scene where the narrator (Scotty Smalls) tells the stories of how everyone eventually left the sandlot, and town for that matter, brings me to tears. One of the greatest movies of our era and a sure classic for not only us, but our kids as well.


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