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The Sandlot (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  7 April 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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

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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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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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The Sandlot Kids  »

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$32,416,586 (USA)
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Trivia

When the narrator is describing how everyone grew up towards the end, he says that Bertram (Grant Gelt) "got really into the sixties, and no one ever heard from him again". In real life, Gelt would go on to land a part in The '60s (1999). 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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Squints: the kid is a L7 weenie.
Yeah Yeah: yeah yeah, Oscar Myer even, footlong, dodger dog, a weenie!
All: ohhh haha
Benny Rodriguez: what are you laughing at Yeah Yeah? you run like a duck!
Yeah Yeah: kay kay, but I'm... I'm...
Benny Rodriguez: Part of the game right?
Yeah Yeah: mmm... Yeah?
Benny Rodriguez: Now how come he don't get to be?
Bertram: hes a geek man
All: he can't catch.
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wonderful family film that will also entertain the parents
12 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a truly amazing film. It's a very good family film that can be enjoyed by BOTH your kids and yourself! That's rare, as often "family films" have too much smutty language or sexual situations for kids OR are so saccharine sweet that sane adults would prefer suicide over watching the films (think Disney in the 1960s).

The film isn't quite a comedy, though there are really funny moments in it (such as the evil dog that eats baseballs). And, it's not exactly a drama. It's more like an occasionally surreal slice of life film about the good old days of the late 50s-early 60s. It's about a group of kids that live to play baseball--and that's all they ever seem to want to do! Despite this very simple plot, somehow the excellent acting, direction and writing make you really care about the kids and it engages you from start to finish.


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