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Little Giants (1994)

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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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)

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$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. See more »

Goofs

On the final drive for the Cowboys, they make it to, roughly, the 10 yard line after a long run - gaining a first down. They then only run 2 plays before the ball is turned over. It should have only been 3rd down after they ran their toss (where Spike is tackled inches from the end zone and the ball is turned over). See more »

Quotes

Rudy Zolteck: That's it, I'm leaving the country. I'm moving to New Mexico.
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References Super Bowl XI (1977) 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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Who are we doing it for? the kids, that's right.
21 November 2002 | by (home) – See all my reviews

If you don't like the little giants on some level, then you're a robot. I know robots, don't be that guy. The little giants is cute, it's fun, and it's funny. It's about the kids who "weren't good enough" to make the select team, and who form their own team. Plotwise, there is nothing new about the film, and really, you're not going to be impressed by the "art of cinema." But put yourself there. Tell a child he isn't good enough, I dare you. It's a good family story about triumph and about overcoming the obstacles life throws at us, even at a young age. These aren't college kids, or pros, they're not even teenagers. The story is warm, inviting, sweet, and funny. Enjoy this film. Watch it with your kids, watch it with people you love, and do it for the kids. Peace.


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