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The Sandlot (1993)

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

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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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The adventure of a lifetime, the summer of their dreams...the dog of their nightmares 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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The Vincent Drug store that is seen when Smalls first goes to the "Sandlot" was also used five years earlier in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) when Rachel and her friend take Jamie to pick out a costume. It was also used the next year in Halloween 5 (1989): The Revenge of Michael Myers in the scene where the Man in Black steps off a bus and makes his way through town. See more »

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Squints: I've been coming here every summer of my adult life, and every summer there she is oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling... smiling. I can't take this no more!
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This Magic Moment
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Capturing time on film.
18 February 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I thought The Sandlot captured the innocence and joy of being young and playing baseball in a small town neighborhood. The film isn't perfect but has great atmosphere. I enjoyed the sub-plot with the dog and James Earl Jones and I loved the scenes when the kids were just being kids and enjoying the summer. The film made me feel good and I sometimes think that's all a film is supposed to do. Check it out.


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