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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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The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
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Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
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Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
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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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A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long. See more »

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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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The Sandlot Kids  »

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$32,416,586
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

James Earl Jones plays a blind man in this movie. In an episode of Frasier (Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead), James Earl Jones has a cameo as a blind man in a nursing home. See more »

Goofs

Being as big a baseball fan and player that he is, it seems unlikely that he would spell Babe Ruth's last name wrong (as "Ruthe") when forging his signature on the ball. See more »

Quotes

Squints: Come on, Benny. Man. The kid is a...
[with his thumb and index fingers of both hands]
Squints: L, 7, Weenie!
Yeah Yeah: Yeah. Yeah. Oscar Meyer even.
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The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more »

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This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Nostalgia
21 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I rate my films in terms of context. This film never aspired to be an Oscar nominated movie of a lifetime. But it did aspire to be a good family film, and that it is. For me, I'll admit nostalgia has a lot to do with it. This is a movie from my childhood, and yes as a girl I had a huge crush on Mike Vitar. But at the same time this reminds me of my childhood because my brother played baseball with all the neighborhood kids in our side yard and we always spent our summers outside or at the neighborhood pool just as the kids in the movie did.

Besides, the nostalgia I'd say this movie is right up there with "A Christmas Story" or "Ferris Buller's Day Off" as far as extremely recognizable quotes go. Nearly anyone will know what movie you're talking about when you say them.

"You're Killing me Smalls!" --- "FOR-EV-ER" --- "THE BEAST" --- "The great Bambino? Oh, I thought you said the great... Bambi." --- "You play ball like a GIRL" --- "Yeah-Yeah the kids a square" --- "Benny 'THE JET' Rodriguez"

I could go on, but I won't. This is a great movie to watch with your kids and to reminisce of your own summers spent as a kid. ENJOY!


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