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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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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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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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$32,416,586 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the other park the sandlot kids play the little league team at was the L.C. Romney Baseball Park (on the scoreboard at 47:40 and 48:04). L. C. Romney was a commissioner of Salt Lake City and a democratic candidate for Governor of Utah in 1956. The film was shot in Utah. See more »

Goofs

When Benny slides to get the baseball from Hercules, he grabs it with his right hand (at around 1h 21 mins). When he gets back up and runs though, the ball switches to his left hand (at around 1h 21 mins). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ham Porter: You're killing me, Smalls!
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There Goes My Baby
Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King (as Benjamin Nelson), Lover Patterson and George Treadwell
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
By arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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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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