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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Kleiner Trainer ganz groß  »

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$12,211,068 (USA)
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Trivia

In a film that contains many references to baseball history, the most subtle is that of the Twins pitcher named Mike McGrevey (Scott Patterson). In the early 1900's in Boston, there was a saloon keeper with that name who led a group of Boston Red Sox fans called the "Royal Rooters". (Today, they would considered a "fan club")They would enter in a large procession and sit in the lower left field stands of the old Huntington Ave Grounds (and later, Fenway Park). The Rooters, who were often drunk, were known for viciously taunting opposing players and playing music throughout a game with a marching band that accompanied the Rooters. Their biggest claim to fame in baseball history came in the 1912 World Series when they became so disruptive that they delayed Game Seven of the Series. The Red Sox eventually won that World Series in Eight Games (Game 2 ended in a tie and was called for darkness, forcing the Series to go beyond 7 games) See more »

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When Billy Heywood comes out after the Twins lose the game and the camera does a 360 around him, you can see the shadow of the cameraman on Heywood's leg. See more »

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Billy Heywood: If Joe can paint a house in three hours and Sam can paint the same house in five hours, how long will it take to paint it together?
Mac: Now wait a minute, you never said this was a word problem.
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References Gojira (1954) See more »

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CENTERFIELD
Written and Performed by John Fogerty
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arraingement with Warner Special Products
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It's really more than just a kids movie...
4 December 2001 | by (College Park, MD) – See all my reviews

I really think this movie was done exceptionally well. The humor wasn't just the standard nose-picking, mud-throwing, loud-farting jokes that are so standard in kids movies. This movie was actually well written! I laughed the whole way through it, it's really too bad it gets put in the same class with movies like Rookie of the Year and The Big Green. It's so much more sophisticated (strange word to use to describe a kids movie...I know) as far as the writing style and humor goes than any of those other movies were. I really think that adults may enjoy this movie more than kids, because kids may not get all the jokes. It's disappointing that it will never be seen by so many because of the type of movie that it is and the way it was marketed.


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