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Little Giants (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sport  |  14 October 1994 (USA)
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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.



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In Urbania, Ohio, snobby ex-football star Kevin O'Shea conducts try-outs for the town's Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys, which will compete for a chance at the state Peewee football playoffs. Kevin slights his younger brother Danny O'Shea by rejecting Danny's daughter Becky "Icebox" O'Shea, who is a good player. Kevin rejected her simply because she's a girl. Becky and some of her friends, boys who were also rejected, get the idea to start up their own team, to be coached by Danny. After Kevin tries to put a stop to that plan, Danny gets Kevin to agree to a game to decide which team will represent Urbania, because each town is allowed only one team. Danny and Becky scour the town in search of willing players, and they gather a crew of kids who have limited skills and no team spirit. They luck out when Becky discovers Junior Floyd expertly passing rolls of toilet paper right into a shopping cart at the supermarket, as though he's passing a football. With Becky and Junior on ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for kids' rude language and pranks | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Season  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$19,288,821 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie was inspired by an early 1990s McDonald's ad about Pee-Wee Football that ran during the Super Bowl. The day after it aired, Steven Spielberg liked it so much that he called up the ad's creator, James Ferguson, and hired him to write the script for what became "Little Giants." See more »


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Danny O'Shea: [Recruiting Timmy] Do you play football?
Timmy Moore: No.
Danny O'Shea: Do you like football?
Timmy Moore: No.
Danny O'Shea: Do you want to play football?
Timmy Moore: No.
Danny O'Shea: Great, you can be on our team.
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You don't have to be good to have fun!
30 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

The movie, the Little Giants is a fun and enjoyable movie. I personally like that kids ambitions and determination. The cast is great! I watch it over and over because of Devon Sawa. Him and the rest of the cast really acted their parts incredibly. I just can't get enough of this great movie!

Kevin and Danny O'Shea are brothers and Kevin is a former football star. Kevin puts together a Pee-Wee football team and doesn't choose Icebox. Icebox decides to get her friends together to form their own team. Icebox may be tough on the field but when she deals with a crush it makes her reconsider football. The day of the big game comes and the teams are ready! The movie ends, allowing you to decide what happens next!

I urge you to rent Little Giants and see all the fun for yourself!

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