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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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Storyline

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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Major League is about to experience a minor problem . . . . . . he's 12-years-old. 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 addition to the numerous real life major league players who make cameos in the film, the Twins shortstop, Pat Corning, is also played by a real major league player, Kevin Elster. Elster played for the Mets (1986-1992), Yankees (1994-1995), Phillies (1995), Rangers (1996 and 1998), Pirates(1997), and the Dodgers (2000). Statistically, his best season came in 1996 with the Rangers when he batted .252 with 24 HRs and 99 RBIs. See more »

Goofs

After Billy inherits the Minnesota Twins, it is referenced that he also inherited the stadium. However, this is incorrect, as the Metrodome is not owned by the Twins or any other sports team, but the Metropolitan Sports Commission, the governing body of professional sports and interests in the Twin Cities. See more »

Quotes

Mac: You're a frickin' primadonna, McGreavy. You don't deserve to wear that uniform.
Mike McGrevey: You know, you're right, Mac. I'm a disgrace to the Twins. I think you should trade me.
Mac: As soon as we find someone dumb enough to take you, that's EXACTLY what we're gonna do.
Billy Heywood: No we're not. We're not trading you.
Mike McGrevey: So what are you going to do, bench me?
Billy Heywood: Nope, play you. When it's your turn to pitch, you pitch. Nothing changes.
Mike McGrevey: You know, I don't think that's such a good idea. I have a feeling my concentration's not going...
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Secretary (1994) See more »

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Performed by Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke and Rayford G. Griffin
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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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