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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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For everyone who's waited to be chosen, and wasn't... your day has come. 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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,288,821 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The girl's clothes when The Giants are gathering players. See more »

Quotes

Little Danny: Gee, I must be pretty bad if my own brother won't even pick me.
Little Kevin: Danny, look at it my way.
Little Danny: I stink and you know it. You're perfect and I stink. That's it! The End!
Little Kevin: No, that's not it. It's just that I'm so good that it makes you look really bad.
Little Danny: Are you trying to cheer me up?
Little Kevin: Yeah.
Little Danny: It's not working.
Little Kevin: See, so I stink at something too.
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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YOU'VE GOT TO BE A FOOTBALL HERO
Written by Al Sherman, Buddy Fields (as Arthur (Buddy) Fields) and Al Lewis
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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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