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Little Big League (1994)

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

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Director: David Mickey Evans
Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur
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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 Have 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)  »

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Kleiner Trainer ganz groß  »

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$12,211,068 (USA)
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Trivia

This film was released the same year as Angels in the Outfield both films focus on a fictionalized team in a pennant race See more »

Goofs

The Minnesota Twins use the dugout on left field side, when playing home games, not on the right field side, as used in the movie. See more »

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Lonnie Ritter: Kids today are amazing. I played winter ball down in Venezuela, they had kids half his age, every one of them speaking Spanish. That's a hard language.
Lou Collins: They speak Spanish in Venezuela.
Lonnie Ritter: I know! That's my point!
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Referenced in Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) See more »

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PHILLY DOG
Written by Rufus Thomas
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
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A nice baseball film
21 December 2000 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A great baseball movie. Maybe the best baseball movie of the 1990's. Though more for children, I thought it was good for any true fan of the game. The film was well done all-around. It was funny how the players look so big compared to 12-year-old Billy Heywood, who is to be the leader. Actual major league players are in this movie, too.


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