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Little Giants (1994)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Berman
Michael Zwiener ...
Rudy Zolteck
Danny Pritchett ...
Tad Simpson
Troy Simmons ...
Christopher Walberg ...
Timmy Moore
Matthew McCurley ...
Nubie (as Mathew McCurley)
Mike Hammersmith
Jon Paul Steuer ...
Johnny Vennaro


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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For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come. See more »


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gary Busey and Randy Quaid were originally cast as the leads. See more »


During halftime, Hot Hands's shirt does not have the black goo on it he used in the first half. When he returns to the field, the goo is back on. See more »


Steve Emtman: Just remember, football is 80% mental and 40% physical.
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »


Written by William T. Purdy (as W. T. Purdy) and Carl D. Beck (as Carl Beck)
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slightly more interesting than most of these sorts of movies
19 April 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Mostly, "Little Giants" is the average movie in which against all odds a ragtag team takes on the big guys (others in this vein include "The Mighty Ducks" and "The Big Green"). But I thought that in the end, it did come out slightly more interesting than the average such flick (maybe because of what happens at the very end). Maybe Rick Moranis ("Ghostbusters") and Ed O'Neill ("Married...with Children") in the roles improve the quality.

You can probably guess which scenes were my favorites when I was ten years old. Nowadays, I wouldn't go out of my way to watch this movie. One of the reasons that the Irish movie "The War of the Buttons" was so good is that the two sides were equally matched. Anyway, OK in a pinch.

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