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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
Grant Gelt ...
Shane Obedzinski ...
Victor DiMattia ...
Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
Herb Muller ...
Police Chief (as Garret Pearson)


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 »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot Kids  »

Box Office


$32,416,586 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


The first time we see Wendy walking in her green dress, her hair is straight. After a brief cutaway, her hair is curly and in a different position. (at around 31 mins) Her hair on either side falls behind her back where it looks straight because we can't see any of its ends. As she gets closer (at 33:40, 33:42, and 33:49) the hair on her left side falls in front of her shoulder and its wavy ends can be seen. See more »


Mom: Honey, I want you to make some friends this summer, lots of them.
Smalls: Yeah, I know. But I'm not good at anything, mom. Face it, I'm just an egghead.
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Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake (2013) See more »


Finger Poppin' Time
Written by Hank Ballard
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Awesome movie!!!!
1 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This Movie is the best ever!!!!! It truly is a classic, and I know that because every time I mention the name "The Sandlot", people constantly rave about it.

Also, when it first came out it was my favorite movie, and then I never saw it again until I bought it 2 weeks ago and have watched it approx. 7 times since I got it!!!

"The Sandlot" is a movie I will never get tired of and can literally watch over and over again for sure!!!! This movie keeps me laughing every time and the more you watch it, the more you'll love it!! Definitely one to see!!

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