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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world.
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Did You Know?
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
The film is set in southern California, but filmed in northern Utah (in the suburban area around Salt Lake City.) There are several goofs throughout the movie that point this out, the most glaring of which being a Romney sign (see Trivia), and the appearance of Vincent Drug, which is a family-owned business in Midvale, Utah (a Salt Lake suburb.) See more
[In the tree house, telling the story of the mutant dog who lives next door
... after a while the cops started getting calls from people reporting all the missing thieves...
Finger Poppin' Time
Written by Hank Ballard
Performed by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
(as Hank Ballard and The Midnighters) See more