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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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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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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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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 »


In the coffee shop when one of the old timers is writing down the odds on the upcoming game, he writes + 40 points under the Cowboys as they are the heavy favorite to win the game. He should have wrote -40 points. The way he writes it would make the Cowboys the underdog; getting 40 points. See more »


Danny O'Shea: [disguising his voice as a little old lady] State police? Oh, thank God! My name is Thelma Mae Rogers, I'm 86 years old, I live in Urbania. There are two men down the bridge from the Shell station spying on some kids!
[passes the phone to Timmy, who starts to "cry"]
Danny O'Shea: I just don't think it's right for men their age to be parading around in their underwear!
Timmy Moore: Please, hurry!
Danny O'Shea: Oh no!
[hangs up the phone]
Danny O'Shea: Nice job, Timmy.
[they high five]
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Produced by Don Cook
Performed by The Mavericks
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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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