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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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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Every time a scene features Wendy Peffercorn, a song by The Drifters is played. See more »


When Squints walks to the diving board you can see under the diving board a new Sprite Soda can lying between the base and the diving board. See more »


Benny Rodriguez: Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking. Just have fun. I mean, if you were having fun you would've caught that ball. You ever have a paper route?
Smalls: I helped a guy once.
Benny Rodriguez: Okay, well chuck it like you throw paper. When your arm gets here, just let go. Just let go, it's that easy.
[starts to jog away]
Smalls: How do I catch it.
Benny Rodriguez: Just stand out there and stick your glove out in the air. I'll take care of it.
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Crazy Credits

The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more »


Referenced in Tosh.0: Rifle Kid (2015) See more »


Written by Chuck Río
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Masters International
By arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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wonderful family film that will also entertain the parents
12 May 2006 | by 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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