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Little Big League (1994)

 -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  29 June 1994 (USA)
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.

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When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the SOB, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: Billy Heywood. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what's to lose-- the team has nowhere to go but up. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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The Minnesota Twins Baseball Team just got a new owner. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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29 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kleiner Trainer ganz groß  »

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$12,211,068 (USA)
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In a movie in which the plot revolves around the owner of a baseball team passing away, in this case Jason Robards as Minnesota Twins owner Thomas Heywood, it's ironic that the film unintentionally features a reference to a real owner who had passed away. During the Twins games against the Texas Rangers (when Billy argues with the umpire), if you look on the sleeve of the Rangers' gray jerseys, there is a black "HEC" stenciled into the uniform. It's a reference to H. Eddie Chiles who passed away shortly after selling the Texas Rangers franchise to an investment group led by Dallas businessman Rusty Rose and future President of the United States, George W. Bush. See more »

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After he strikes out Paul O'Neill, McGrevey looks to the dugout on the first base side, and the catcher heads to that dugout. At Yankee Stadium, the visiting team uses the third base dugout. See more »

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Margaret Sullivan: Isn't that wonderful? Your Grandfather gave you the twins!
Billy Heywood: I would rather have my Grandfather.
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A childhood classic
7 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Little Big League was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Growing up in Minnesota I thought it was the coolest thing that there was a movie about our Twins, and a good movie at that. Being a baseball player is every kids' dream, and owning one would be the next best thing. This movie, unlike some sports films, accurately shows the game of baseball and what it is like on and off the field. The acting is fairly good and the characters and story line are not one dimensional and boring like some kid's movies. It is humorous but can be very serious at times. Watching it makes me feel young again and reminds me of my love for baseball. Little Big League is a movie that both kids and adults can enjoy.


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