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Little Giants (1994)

 -  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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The Comic Telling of a Gridiron Miracle! See more »

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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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14 October 1994 (USA)  »

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A Perfect Season  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,288,821 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Kevin O'Shea's wife and daughters are watching the home video of his tackle gone awry, what they are watching is obviously from the film, complete with different angles and shots of him from outside. His daughter could not have caught it all with the camcorder. See more »

Quotes

Kevin O'Shea: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Are you nuts?
Rudy Zolteck: [takes a bite] It's still good.
Kevin O'Shea: You'll never get anywhere treating your helmet like a lunchbox, son.
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Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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SHE AIN'T MY BABY ANYMORE
Written by Kostas, Greg Lucas and John Bohlinger
Produced by Val Garay
Performed by Kostas
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Under License from CEMA Special Markets
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OK, So this is actually good
11 September 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Amazing. This is a good movie. It can be a little bit sappy, but it can mean a lot. You can quite easily psycho-analyze it to death, but if you just sit down, watch and enjoy, it's a good film. Becky/Icebox's conflict between being the two sides of herself, the tomboy and the girl is something a lot of girls have been through. And who wouldn't when the object of affection is Devon Sawa? There are decent performances all round, and it might not be destined to be a classic, but it's not a bad movie. In fact, it's a very good movie.


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