MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 140 this week

The Sandlot (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  7 April 1993 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 46,906 users  
Reviews: 140 user | 46 critic

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 »

Director:

(as David Mickey Evans)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On TV

Airs Tue. Sep. 09, 12:00 AM on ABCF

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 04 Apr 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Sandlot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot (1993) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sandlot.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sandlot 2 (Video 2005)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A film about a group of young baseball-enthusiasts who test the terrifying myth of Mr. Mertle owning a freakishly large and dangerous dog in his backyard.

Director: David M. Evans
Stars: Max Lloyd-Jones, James Willson, Samantha Burton
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Sucessful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli travels back in time to 1976 and relives his boyhood days on the sandlot baseball team, and has the chance to this time choose friendship over glory.

Director: William Dear
Stars: Danny Nucci, Luke Perry, Keanu Pires
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise, he is given the job of coach of Team USA Hockey for the Junior Goodwill Games in ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker
Little Giants (1994)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Miracle (2004)
Drama | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Director: Gavin O'Connor
Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In the third episode of this series, the Ducks get scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a high ranking prep school. But as freshmen, they will have to face the snob varsity team...

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Jeffrey Nordling, David Selby
The Rookie (2002)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths
The Big Green (1995)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of ... See full summary »

Director: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

The adventure of a lifetime, the summer of their dreams...the dog of their nightmares See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot Kids  »

Box Office

Gross:

$32,416,586 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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 »

Quotes

All: You're killing me Smalls!
See more »

Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

There Goes My Baby
Written by Ben E. King Lover Patterson, George Treadwell, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by The Drifters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

very enjoyable
2 July 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Okay, I didn't grow up in the time this film is set (I was born in 1978). But after seeing the film, I've got a pretty good idea of what it was like. My dad likes the film because of how much it reminds him of his own childhood. The story is simple: a new kid moves with his mother and step-father to a brand new neighborhood where he knows no one. So imagine his surprise when he winds up meeting a kid who invites him to play baseball with him and his best friends. Naturally, the other kids don't take to him too well: he's not very good at baseball, and he can't even throw right. But eventually, the kids grow to like him and teach him the ways of the game, and before long they're having a lot of fun during the summer. THE SANDLOT is a great kids film, very family-friendly, unlike the majority of so-called "family" films that are made nowadays. Sure, there's a scene where the kids are throwing up on a carnival ride thanks to some chewing tobacco, but the scene is done more for laughs than as a gross-out. (You can imagine that the scene would be done the opposite way if the film was made more recently). The characters and the young kids playing them are all appealing, and it's nice to see Denis Leary playing a kind sensitive role instead of the over-the-top characters he's used to playing. He's very good, even though the part's not a big one. The few scenes between him and star Tom Guiry are very nice. THE SANDLOT is a very good film. Kids will like the humor, and adults will remember how fun it was to be a kid.


35 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why didnt Benny get sick? liquidchaoss
This movie was painful to watch grim107
Benny was SUPER hot! allysonpotter97
Movies with similar time period and music? DRose23
Carnival Vomit Scene justcallmezach
L7 weenie? atari5000
Discuss The Sandlot (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?