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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David M. Evans (written by) &
Robert Gunter (written by)
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Release Date:
7 April 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The adventure of a lifetime, the summer of their dreams...the dog of their nightmares See more »
Plot:
Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Likable family film with plenty of amusing moments and the young cast are appealing. See more (141 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Guiry ... Scotty Smalls

Mike Vitar ... Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez

Patrick Renna ... Hamilton 'Ham' Porter

Chauncey Leopardi ... Michael 'Squints' Palledorous

Marty York ... Alan 'Yeah-Yeah' McClennan

Brandon Quintin Adams ... Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
Grant Gelt ... Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski ... Tommy 'Repeat' Timmons

Victor DiMattia ... Timmy Timmons

Denis Leary ... Bill

Karen Allen ... Mom

James Earl Jones ... Mr. Mertle

Marley Shelton ... Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
Herb Muller ... Young Mr. Mertle

Daniel Zacapa ... Police Chief (as Garret Pearson)
Eddie Matthews ... Thief (as Ed Matthews)

Keith Campbell ... Thief

Wil Horneff ... Phillips
Tyson Jones ... Little League Punk #2
Karl Simmons ... Schoolyard Pitcher

Maury Wills ... Coach
Pablo P. Vitar ... Older Benny
Robert Apisa ... Home Plate Umpire (as Bob Apisa)
Robbie T. Robinson ... Third Base Umpire
Charles Fick ... Giants Catcher (as Chuck Fick)
Tim Page ... Giants Pitcher
Dennis Williams ... Giants Third Baseman
Cynthia Windham ... Mother at Pool
Shane LaVar Smith ... Toddler

Art LaFleur ... The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Larry Talbot (archive footage) (uncredited)

David M. Evans ... Narrator (uncredited)
Chris Fick ... Giants Catcher (uncredited)

Arliss Howard ... Grown-up Scotty (uncredited)
Chris Petoyan ... Kid on Bike (uncredited)

Directed by
David M. Evans  (as David Mickey Evans)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David M. Evans (written by) (as David Mickey Evans) &
Robert Gunter (written by)

Produced by
Mark Burg .... executive producer
Dale De La Torre .... producer (as Dale de la Torre)
William S. Gilmore .... producer
Robert Gunter .... associate producer
Cathleen Summers .... executive producer
Chris Zarpas .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael A. Stevenson 
 
Casting by
Shari Rhodes 
 
Production Design by
Chester Kaczenski 
 
Art Direction by
Marc Dabe 
 
Set Decoration by
Judi Sandin 
 
Costume Design by
Grania Preston 
 
Makeup Department
Leslie Ann Anderson .... hair stylist
Jillian Glass .... assistant hair stylist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist
James MacKinnon .... lab makeup effects
Karl Wessen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit production manager
Dan Genetti .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Scott Bryant .... dga trainee
Alan Edmisten .... second assistant director
William M. Elvin .... first assistant director
Grant Gilmore .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lisa Eager .... set dresser
Star Fields .... construction coordinator
Darrin Fletcher .... storyboard artist
Mark 'Digger' Green .... first assistant props (as 'Digger' Mark Green)
Terry Haskell .... prop master
James Higginson .... lead man
Arlan Jewell .... sketch artist (as Arlen Jewell)
Matt Marich .... carpenter
Erin E. Mattes .... art department coordinator
James Passanante .... paint supervisor
Tom Southwell .... conceptual artist
 
Sound Department
Brent Brewington .... boom operator
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor
Gary Cunningham .... production sound mixer
Victoria S. Cunningham .... boom operator (as Victoria Cunningham)
Cameron Frankley .... sound effects editor
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor
Dean St. John .... adr recordist
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Federico Cervantes .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
James Clark .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Robert Clark .... mechanical dog effects
Matt Croteau .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
John J. Downey .... special effects foreman
Lynette Eklund .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop (as Lynette Johnson)
David Fedele .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Jeff Himmel .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Ian Hubbard .... creature crew
Rick Lazzarini .... animatronic monster dog effects
Rick Lazzarini .... special effects supervisor
John Lundberg .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Douglas Noe .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Mich'l Rios .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Jonathan Spence .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Mark Tavares .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Cliff Wenger .... special effects
Stephanie Wise .... beast creature effects: Rick Lazzarini's Character Shop
Steve Cotroneo .... creature fabricator: mold technician (uncredited)
Dan Frye .... special effects crew: The Character Shop (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC
Adam Howard .... visual effects animator
Adam Howard .... visual effects compositor
Mark Nelmes .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts (as Dan Barringer)
Keith Campbell .... stunts
Charles Croughwell .... utility stunts (as Charlie Croughwell)
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Randy Fife .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunts
Bill Hart .... stunts
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunts (as Orwin Harvey)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunt player
Phil Minsky .... stunts
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
Glade Quinn .... stunts
Walter Robles .... stunts (as Walt Robles)
John Robotham .... stunts
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts
Brian Smrz .... stunts
Jack West .... utility stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bramley .... still photographer
Matt Broten .... grip
Art Brown .... first assistant camera
Kevin Brown .... lighting technician
Bill L. Burwell .... electrician
Chris Godfrey .... best boy grip
Ellis M. James .... grip (as Ellis James)
Buzz Jochheim .... key grip
Rory Robert Knepp .... camera operator (as Rory R. Knepp)
Timberlake Lewis .... second assistant camera
Russ Lyster .... gaffer
Ron Nix Jr. .... dolly grip
Michael G. Riba .... first assistant camera (as Mike Riba)
George Richmond .... second assistant camera
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... camera loader (as Jonathan Richmond)
Dave Sapp .... video assistant (as David G. Sapp)
Ed Saxon .... dolly grip
Rick Tiedeman .... Steadicam operator (as Rick Tiedemann)
Rick Tiedeman .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jon Tilton .... best boy electric
David J. White II .... first assistant camera
Todd R. Beveridge .... camera loader (uncredited)
Todd R. Beveridge .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joseph Middleton .... casting associate
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hala Bahmet .... costumer
Lynda Foote .... costume supervisor
Barbara Nelson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ron L. Brinkerhoff .... apprentice editor (as Ron Brinkerhoff)
Laure Brost .... second assistant editor
Carl Graham .... first assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Bonnie Greenberg .... music consultant
Bonnie Greenberg .... music coordinator
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... composer: additional music
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... supervising music editor
Jill Meyers .... music consultant
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
William Ross .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Shane Greedy .... transportation captain
Jerry Sidwell .... driver
 
Other crew
Ben Chamberlin .... toasted cheeser
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Deborah A. Cornett .... production accountant
Jennifer French .... production assistant/ construction
Vincent G. Gonzales .... key set production assistant
Nancy Govednik .... first assistant accountant
Cleve Hall .... puppeteer
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor (as Becca Poulos)
Brian Simpson .... puppeteer
David B. Smith .... location manager
Steven C. Ward .... assistant production coordinator
Mark Weatherbe .... puppeteer (as Mark N. Weatherbe)
Dennis Williams .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Sandlot Kids" - Australia, Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco (certificate no. 31898)
Runtime:
101 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate no. 31898)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The dog "Hercules" was an English Mastiff.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the movie when adult Smalls is calling the game and Benny is stealing home, in the monitor behind Smalls you can clearly see Benny is sliding into home, but the in the next scene he is still running towards the plate.See more »
Quotes:
Smalls:Oh yeah, the Great Bambino. Of course! I thought you said the Great Bambi.
Ham Porter:That wimpy deer?
Smalls:Yeah, I guess. Sorry.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Likable family film with plenty of amusing moments and the young cast are appealing., 7 November 2007
Author: Lucien Lessard from Canada

Tommy Smalls (Tom Guiry) is the new kid, who moved with his mother (Karen Allen) and his stepfather (Denis Leary) is a suburbans area of Salt Lake City in the summertime. When Smalls becomes curious with a group of kids (Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski and Victor DiMattia), who plays Baseball all day long in a old baseball field. Smalls is hoping to play with them but he knows nothing about the game. When he tries to play, he's quite bad at all. He can't even throw a ball to the catchers. When he becomes friend with the leader of the game and Smalls starting to like the game. But when his stepfather goes away for business, Smalls take a baseball from his stepfather trophy room. Which without realizing that the ball, he took from the room is actually signed by the Baseball Legend "Babe Ruth". Smalls hits his first home run, the ball went over the fence of a old house. But that old house, it has an mean-spirited junkyard dog. Which the kids called him "The Beast". Now the kids have to help Smalls to get the ball back before his stepfather comes back from the business trip.

Directed by David M. Evans (First Kid) made an likable family comedy that plenty of funny moments, a good cast and a lot of imagination. The narration of the film will certainly make you remember of the late Bob Clark film "A Christmas Story", although the narration of "The Sandlot" is sightly heavy-handed at times. This film has a surprise hit, when it was release in the spring of 1993. Fox had another fantasy film about Baseball, which it was "Rookie of the Year". James Earl Jones, Art LaFleur and a young Marley Shelton have memorable bit parts in this pleasant comedy as well.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer (Also in Pan & Scan) and an good Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD also includes an featurette, trailer and TV spots. This film went on to be an modest classic over the year. All the kids have their moments, especially Renna and Leopardi have their comedic moments. The movie slows down a bit during the second act. But it's well made and this picture pleases everyone as well. It's one of the better family movies of the 1990's. Don't miss it. Co-Written by the director. Arliss Howard appears Unbilled. Followed by Two Direct to DVD's. Joe-Dunton-Camera Scope (J-D-C Scope). (****/*****).

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