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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 <>

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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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2.35 : 1
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For most of the filming the days were very hot, however during the filming of the pool scene it was overcast and the water was 56 degrees. All the kids were extremely cold, and can be seen shivering. See more »


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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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