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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 in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
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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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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  »

Box Office


$32,416,586 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Benny's dream, Babe Ruth says "I don't know why, but can I have this?" when referring to Hank Aaron's baseball card. Hank Aaron would go on to break Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. See more »


When Benny's fly ball knocks Scotty Smalls down (at around 7 mins), the camera switches from Scotty to a shot of the rest of the boys laughing (from 07:08 to 07:11), as the catcher, Ham, at home plate walking toward 1st, drops his glove (at around 10 mins) and starts to reach down (at around 11 mins) as the glove rolls away from him. But the next shot, showing Ham, Squints, Benny, and Yeah-Yeah (from 07:12 to 07:13), starts with Ham already standing upright with his glove on his left hand, looking out to left field (where Scotty has fallen) and then raising his mask with his right hand. See more »


Mr. Mertle: [Smalls has lost a baseball signed by Babe Ruth] I take it back. You're not in trouble, you're dead where you stand.
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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.

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