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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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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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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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$32,416,586 (USA)
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Trivia

PF Flyers were brought back for a limited time after this movie. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Mertyle has both Milwaukee Braves and Atlanta Braves memorabilia in his house. In 1962, the Braves were still playing in Milwaukee and had not yet made the move to Atlanta. This move wouldn't occur until three years later, in 1965. See more »

Quotes

Squints: [Squints is about to tell a story] Quiet! Are you trying to wake it up. It just went to bed!
Smalls: [quite loudly] What just went to bed?
All: SHH!
[whispering]
All: The Beast.
Smalls: [louder] Oh yeah!
All: SHHHH!
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Referenced in Die and Let Live (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by The Drifters
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How can you not love this movie?
17 August 1999 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

One of the best "kid" movies that I have ever seen. A story about friendship and baseball, and the people in our lives. Great one to watch with your friends to reminisce about the old days. Look for a great cameo by James Earl Jones. Recommended for those of us who had great friends growing up, and never wanted the good times to end.


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