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The Sandlot (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1993 (USA)
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

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

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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

When the boys are in the pool watching Wendy Peffercorn, the dialog: "She don't know what she's doing" and the answer "Yes she does, she knows exactly what she's doing" is the same as in a similar scene in Cool Hand Luke (1967). See more »

Goofs

When the adult Smalls is telling the story of Babe Ruth in the beginning of the movie, there is a shot of the field from the box when it is almost completely covered in shadow with the sun from behind the box (at around 1 min). The next shot of the pictures on the wall however, there are shadows coming from the frames which can only happen when the sun is facing the box. See more »

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Toddler: Mommy, mommy, look at the doggie. Ow, that's a big doggie!
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I grew up with gorgeous summers and this movie...
4 April 2008 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

The Sandlot was my favorite kid movie when I was a kid myself.

I was about 8 when I saw it the first time on German TV, so a couple o' years after the movie's release and man, I loved this one. I saw it during summer and after watching it I felt the energy for new adventures! The best thing is, years after that I saw the movie again during another summer and it reminded me so hard on the good times one can have as a youngster outside... I went for adventures again.

As many other reviewers have noticed, this movie reminds us of what it was like to be a kid, and when dogs were dangerous monsters, and playing outside was just a huge adventure. Everybody of us felt like an Indiana Jones. It felt damn good.

This is one of the movies I will carefully hold on and keep it, lets say to watch it all couple of 6 years just to remind me how cool life can be. The movie captures all our youth so well and packs it in one huge summer so watch and love this one.

An absolute 10/10 for being THE kid movie of my life and guess what? I am an adult but I love watching this one. Your turn now.


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