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Little Big League -- A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Gregory K. Pincus (story)
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Release Date:
29 June 1994 (USA) See more »
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The Minnesota Twins Baseball Team just got a new owner. See more »
Plot:
A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Luke Edwards ... Billy Heywood

Timothy Busfield ... Lou Collins

John Ashton ... Mac Macnally

Ashley Crow ... Jenny Heywood

Kevin Dunn ... Arthur Goslin

Billy L. Sullivan ... Chuck
Miles Feulner ... Joey

Jonathan Silverman ... Jim Bowers

Dennis Farina ... George O'Farrell

Jason Robards ... Thomas Heywood

Wolfgang Bodison ... Spencer Hamilton
Duane Davis ... Jerry Johnson
Leon Durham ... Leon Alexander
Kevin Elster ... Pat Corning
Joseph Latimore ... Lonnie Ritter
Bradley Jay Lesley ... John 'Blackout' Gatling
John Minch ... Mark Hodges

Michael Papajohn ... Tucker Kain

Scott Patterson ... Mike McGrevey
Troy Startoni ... Larry Hilbert
Antonio Lewis Todd ... Mickey Scales
David Arnott ... Little League Manager

Jeff Garlin ... Opposing Little League Manager

Allan Wasserman ... Little League Umpire

Teddy Bergman ... Lowell
Cammy Kerrison ... Shelly Hogeboom

Allen Hamilton ... Mr. Patterson
Lavin Erickson ... Margaret Sullivan

John Beasley ... Roberts
Joe Johnson ... Whitey
John Gordon ... Wally Holland
Jason Wolf ... Wally's Stat Guy

O'Neal Compton ... Major League Umpire
Steve Cochran ... Reporter #1

Tim Russell ... Reporter #2
Mark McGann ... Agent

Peter Syvertsen ... Hotel Manager

Jodie Fisher ... Night Nurse #1

Jodi Russell ... Night Nurse #2
Kristen Fontaine ... Night Nurse #3
Gary Groomes ... Doctor
Charlie Owens ... Patient

Tony Denman ... Phil

Vincent Kartheiser ... James

Brock Pierce ... Sidney
Kevin Burns ... Twins Team
Steve Eiswirth ... Twins Team
Jessie Elies ... Twins Team
Mike Knight ... Twins Team
Scott Meadows ... Twins Team
Kent Paulson ... Twins Team
Richard Petterson ... Twins Team
Patrick Pohl ... Twins Team
James Roth ... Twins Team
Daniel Smith ... Twins Team
Edward Stryker ... Twins Team
Jay Wange ... Twins Team
Patrick Wright ... Twins Team
Robert Schiel ... Trainer
Dean Wittenberg ... Trainer
Ronald J. Wojcik ... Doctor
Ryan Anderson ... Batboy
Marc Gittleman ... Batboy
Clint Parnell ... Batboy
Eric Jeffrey ... Batboy
Ken Griffey Jr. ... Cameo appearance
Lou Piniella ... Cameo appearance
Mickey Tettleton ... Cameo appearance
Ivan Rodriguez ... Cameo appearance
Sandy Alomar Jr. ... Cameo appearance
Eric Anthony ... Cameo appearance
Carlos Baerga ... Cameo appearance
Alex Fernandez ... Cameo appearance
Randy Johnson ... Cameo appearance
Wally Joyner ... Cameo appearance
Dave Magadan ... Cameo appearance
Lenny Webster ... Cameo appearance
Paul O'Neill ... Cameo appearance
Rafael Palmeiro ... Cameo appearance
Dean Palmer ... Cameo appearance
Tim Raines ... Cameo appearance

Chris Berman ... Himself - Cameo appearance
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kain Hartman ... Fan (uncredited)
Beau Jorgensen ... Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Marty Jurek ... Stick-Ball Kid (uncredited)
Lori J. Ness ... Extra (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ... Metrodome Fan (uncredited)
Dylan Thuras ... Tommy (spacy Little Leaguer) (uncredited)
John Thurner ... Comiskey Park Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Scheinman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gregory K. Pincus (story)

Gregory K. Pincus (screenplay) and
Adam Scheinman (screenplay)

Produced by
Andrew Bergman .... executive producer
Mike Lobell .... producer
Adam Merims .... associate producer
Steve Nicolaides .... executive producer
Barry Zelickson .... producer: second unit
 
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
 
Cinematography by
Donald E. Thorin 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Jablow 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Howard 
 
Set Decoration by
Ethel Robins Richards 
 
Costume Design by
Erica Edell Phillips 
 
Makeup Department
Whitney James .... additional makeup artist
Cheri Ruff .... key hair stylist
Melanie Verkins .... additional hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore .... key makeup artist (as Pamela Westmore)
 
Production Management
Donna E. Bloom .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Bernstein .... second second assistant director
Mark McGann .... first assistant director
Philip A. Patterson .... second assistant director
Bill Pohlad .... second unit director
 
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Michael R. Barnard .... shop manager
Joel Benton .... set dresser
Sharleen Bright .... stand-by painter
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Rich Cline .... set dresser (as Richie Cline)
Jann K. Engel .... assistant art director (as Jann Engel)
Douglas Fox .... property master (as Doug Fox)
Kelly 'K-2' Heikkila .... art department coordinator (as Kelly Heikkila)
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo .... additional set decorator (as Jacqueline Jacobson)
Andy Klaiman .... assistant property master
David Lanning .... leadman (as Dave Lanning)
Douglas T. Madison .... assistant property master (as Doug Madison)
Blaine Marcou .... foreman
Ralph Mock .... lead painter
Ralph Mock .... paint foreman
Jack B. Nelson .... labor foreman
Frank B. Nieves .... general foreman (as Frank Nieves)
Joseph Perugini .... plasterer (as Joe Perugini)
Craig Raiche .... property master
Brent Regan .... location foreman
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator
Robert F. Shaw III .... set dresser
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master (as Michael Sweeney)
Michael Vasquez .... signwriter
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
George Baetz .... boom operator
Michael J. Benavente .... sound editor
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Mike Boudry .... adr recordist
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Eber .... production sound mixer (as Bob Eber)
Julia Evershade .... adr supervisor
Rick Freeman .... dialogue editor
Aaron Glascock .... assistant sound editor
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Ron Grafton .... foley recordist (as Don Grafton)
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Dan Humann .... additional sound recordist
Bill Jackson .... additional sound recordist
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... crowds editor (as Geoff Rubay)
George Simpson .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr recordist
Roger V. Stevenson .... cable person
John J. Carr .... foley editor (uncredited)
Steve Kohler .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Gill .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Howard Burdick .... head of digital imagery
Heather Davis Baker .... digital compositor
Karen deJong .... matte artist (as Karen DeJong)
Mark Galvin .... visual effects executive producer
Walter Hart .... visual effects coordinator
Derrick Mitchell .... visual effects editor
Robert Scifo .... matte painter (as Bob Scifo)
Robert Stadd .... visual effects producer
Jim Hillin .... CGI shader writer/consultant (uncredited)
Olivier Sarda .... digital artist (uncredited)
Michael Talarico .... plate supervisor/cameraman (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Barber .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John Bertram .... grip
Robert Beverlin .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Bob Beverlin)
Mike Bonnaud .... electrician
James F. Boyle .... chief lighting supervisor (as Jim Boyle)
Scott Browner .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Burnett .... electrician
Peter Deming .... director of photography: second unit
Wayne L. Duncan .... grip
Steve Gilbert .... dolly grip
Dave Gillen .... electrician (as David Gillen)
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Daniel Gold)
Bill Hedenberg .... aerial photographer: second unit
Scott Johnson .... camera technician: Wescam, second unit
Al LaVerde .... key grip
Trevor Loomis .... camera loader
Trevor Loomis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Edward R. Nedin .... best boy electric (as Edward Nedin)
Deana Newcomb .... still photographer
Dave North .... camera technician: Wescam, second unit
Timothy O'Toole .... video assist operator
Paul Plannette .... second assistant camera
Darrin C. Porter .... electrician (as Darrin Porter)
Frederic J. Smith .... camera operator (as Frederic Smith)
Kurt E. Soderling .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Kurt Soderling)
John M. Stephens .... director of photography: second unit (as John Stephens)
Ty Suehiro .... best boy grip
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera: second unit
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Don Thorin Jr.)
Clarence Tindell .... grip
Clay H. Wilson .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Nancy Briggs .... casting assistant: Minneapolis
Mickie McGowan .... adr voice casting
Gina Offerman .... extras casting associate
Joan Philo .... extras casting: Chicago
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (as Mark Ridge)
Amy Elisabeth Sabel .... casting associate (as Amy Sabel)
Brenda Torre .... extras casting
Danielle Valenciano .... extras casting associate
Susan Wieder .... casting associate
Andi Wulff .... extras casting (as Andrea Wulff)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edward T. Hanley .... set costumer (as Ed Hanley)
Hope Kaplan .... wardrobe production assistant
Kelly Lindquist .... set costumer
Trina Mrnak .... seamstress
Amy Stofsky .... costume supervisor
Susan J. Tveit .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alexander Garcia .... first assistant editor (as Alex Garcia)
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Michael Muhlfriedel .... assistant editor
Eric Wiler .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Jeff Beck .... additional music producer
Jeff Beck .... composer: additional music
Stanley Clarke .... additional music producer
Stanley Clarke .... music producer: orchestral music
Stanley Clarke .... orchestrator
Steve Cropper .... additional music producer
Steve Cropper .... composer: additional music
George Doering .... musician
Booker T. Jones .... additional music producer
Booker T. Jones .... composer: additional music
William Kidd .... orchestrator
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Lise Richardson .... music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
John Rosenberg .... music contractor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Dan Wallin .... orchestra recordist
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Arnold .... production driver
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator
Russ Buckens .... production driver (as Russell Buckens)
George DiLeonardi .... transportation captain: Chicago
Thomas P. Donovan .... production driver (as Tom Donovan)
Casey Patrick Dugan .... production driver (as Casey Dugan)
Kelly Joe Dugan .... production driver (as Kelly Dugan)
Sean Dugen .... production driver (as Sean Dugan)
David F. Evans .... production driver (as David Evans)
Gregory Evans .... production driver
Anthony James Fox .... production driver (as Tony Fox)
Francis Heck .... production driver
Gary Hellerstein .... production driver
Michael Kennedy .... production driver
Eugene Kirsch .... production driver (as Gene Kisch)
Roger Knutson .... production driver
Jerome McGrew .... production driver
Edward A. Powell .... production driver (as Ed Powell)
Becky Raiche .... production driver
Tim Roslan .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Mike Anderson .... intern
Tammy Banal .... intern
Laura Mae Bobick .... production assistant
Adrian Cannon .... production assistant
Alison Cannon .... production accountant
Ken Clemons .... intern
Harve Cook .... production assistant (as Harve G. Cook)
Ed Farmer .... technical advisor
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Carol Gronner .... intern
Mark Har .... production assistant
Sean Healey .... production assistant
Anne Healy .... production assistant
Ellen M. Hillers .... production coordinator (as Ellen Hillers)
Jeff Jones .... assistant: Mr. Scheinman
Pam Jones .... assistant: Mr. Scheinman
Deborah Kaplan .... assistant: Mr. Nicolaides
Bob Kennedy .... helicopter pilot: second unit
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Eddee Kolos .... production assistant
Ben Kuchera .... edit team
Peter K. Kuchera .... projectionist
Steve Levine .... baseball coordinator
Jane Lydon .... assistant production coordinator
Rachel Lynn .... production assistant (as Rachel Kapel)
Mark Mamalakis .... location manager: Chicago
Charles Manning .... projectionist
Bob Medcraft .... location manager (as Robert Medcraft)
Dana Mosch .... location production assistant
Aaron Nicolaides .... production assistant
Bettina Tendler O'Mara .... product promotions coordinator (as Bettina O'Mara)
Margaret J. Orlando .... additional production coordinator: Chicago
Joshua Ornstein .... assistant accountant (as Josh Ornstein)
Laura Ornstein .... production assistant
Erika Pederson .... assistant accountant
Kella Prill .... intern
Carla Schwam .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
John Semedik .... accounting clerk
Joyce Slate .... intern
Wesley Staples .... studio teacher
Bill Tlusty .... intern (as William Tlusty)
John Warren .... assistant location manager (as John C. Warren III)
Jeff Winn .... craft service
Chris Wittman .... intern
Jason Wolf .... production assistant
Kurt W. Gensmer .... set medic (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ed Farmer .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality
Runtime:
119 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Dolby | DTS | SDDS (8 channels)
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Did You Know?

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:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: "During the final game when the Twins are playing the Mariners for the Wild card spot, Bowers attempts to pick off Ken Griffey Jr. using the team's trick play. How ever this play would be illegal. You can NOT fake a pick off throw to first base." True while on the rubber. If the pitcher steps behind the rubber before the fake, it is legal. The camera angle on Bowers' fake does not show his feet on the play. Miami ran this play in the 1982 College World Series, nicknamed the Grand Illusion.See more »
Quotes:
Lonnie Ritter:Kids today are amazing. I played winter ball down in Venezuala, they had kids half his age, every one of them speaking Spanish. That's a hard language.
Lou Collins:They speak Spanish in Venezuala.
Lonnie Ritter:I know! That's my point!
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Realism Makes This A Winner, 14 May 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I thought this was a perfectly nice family film and almost canned it after the first 15 minutes, but I was glad I didn't because it turned to be a good movie.

The first 15 minutes including two GDs by Dennis Farina and some uncalled-for vulgarity by Jason Robards, but everything settled down after those two exited the film soon after and it wound up being a "cute" baseball movie and very impressive in its realism.

The last comment about "realism" was the most impressive aspect of the film to me. I had grown up seeing every baseball movie and never seeing any actors who knew what they were doing until Kevin Costner came along with his "Field Of Dreams" (and later with "For Love Of The Game"). So I appreciate the more modern-era of movie-making where at least we see actors who can throw and hit. This movie is about as close to seeing real baseball as you're going to get: very realistic diamond action.

The story was outlandish - an 11-year-old managing a Major League baseball team, but the baseball was so good and a good mix of comedy and drama made it turn out to be a satisfying film to watch. There are some nice shots of Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium in here, too.

Luke Edwards, as the kid, was just fine and a kid you could root for, not a wise- guy. He was aided by adults John Ashton and Timothy Busfeld. This is a nicer role for Ashton ("Midnight Run") and Busfeld, couldn't have played a more likable ballplayer. He was great to watch.

This a good film for adults, not just kids, and especially if you enjoy baseball.

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