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The Sandlot (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
Herb Muller ...
Young Mr. Mertle


Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing - soon he becomes 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 Dan Urson

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


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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  »


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When the boys go to the sandlot a couple of days after their botched fair celebration, they walk past a 1963 Ford Futura despite taking place a year earlier. See more »


Squints: I've been coming here every summer of my adult life, and every summer there she is oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling... smiling. I can't take this no more!
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Crazy Credits

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss, and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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How can you not love this movie?
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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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