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Little Giants -- 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 credits order) (verified as complete)

Rick Moranis ... Danny O'Shea

Ed O'Neill ... Kevin O'Shea

Shawna Waldron ... Becky O'Shea

Devon Sawa ... Junior

Todd Bosley ... Jake Berman
Michael Zwiener ... Rudy Zolteck
Danny Pritchett ... Tad Simpson
Troy Simmons ... Hanon

Sam Horrigan ... Spike

Joey Simmrin ... Murphy

Marcus Toji ... Marcus
Christopher Walberg ... Timmy Moore
Matthew McCurley ... Nubie (as Mathew McCurley)

Brian Haley ... Mike Hammersmith
Jon Paul Steuer ... Johnny Vennaro

Mary Ellen Trainor ... Karen O'Shea

Susanna Thompson ... Patty

Joe Bays ... Butz

Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Briggs
Frank Carl Fisher Jr. ... Patterson (as Frank Carl Fisher II)
Eddie Derham ... Fast Eddie
Elizabeth Anne Smith ... Cheryl Berman
Gene Whittington ... Mr. Hanon
Icilda Davis ... Mrs. Hanon

Mark Holton ... Mr. Zolteck

Bonnie Hellman ... Mrs. Zolteck

Michael P. Byrne ... Mr. Simpson

Michael Monks ... Mr. Moore

F. William Parker ... Mayor Kelly

Alexa PenaVega ... Priscilla O'Shea (as Alexa Vega)

Courtney Peldon ... Debbie O'Shea
Michael Blackburn ... Mr. Vennaro

Harry Shearer ... Announcer
Harry Fleer ... Orville (as Harry J. Fleer)

Dabbs Greer ... Wilbur

Willie C. Carpenter ... Ref #1
Richard E. Butler ... Ref #2
Darryl Smith ... Ref #3
Justin Jon Ross ... Young Danny
Travis Robertson ... Young Kevin
Austin Kottke ... Young Butz
Janna Michaels ... Young Patty
Myron Healey ... Doctor

Rance Howard ... Priest
DeJuan Guy ... Hoyt

Pat Crawford Brown ... Louise
Bill Danch ... State Trooper
Andrew Shaifer ... Chevy Owner

Frank Welker ... Animation Vocal Sound Effects (voice)

John Madden ... Himself
Steve Emtman ... Himself
Bruce Smith ... Himself

Emmitt Smith ... Himself
Tim Brown ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Castro ... Rivera (uncredited)
Kim Giancaterino ... Parent (uncredited)
Ellsworth Hanna ... Proud Parents (uncredited)
Jeanne Hanna ... Proud Parents (uncredited)
David Powledge ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Directed by
Duwayne Dunham 
Writing credits
James Ferguson (story) &
Robert Shallcross (story)

James Ferguson (screenplay) &
Robert Shallcross (screenplay) and
Tommy Swerdlow (screenplay) &
Michael Goldberg (screenplay)

Produced by
D. Scott Easton .... associate producer
Gerald R. Molen .... executive producer
Walter F. Parkes .... executive producer
Arne Schmidt .... producer (as Arne L. Schmidt)
Original Music by
John Debney 
Cinematography by
Janusz Kaminski 
Film Editing by
Donn Cambern 
Jonathan P. Shaw  (as Jonathan Shaw)
Michael Tronick 
Production Design by
Bill Kenney 
Art Direction by
William Ladd Skinner  (as Wm Ladd Skinner)
Set Decoration by
Rick Gentz  (as Rick T. Gentz)
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
Makeup Department
Mary Burton .... makeup artist
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
Steve LaPorte .... makeup artist
Kim Santantonio .... key hair stylist
Susan Schuler-Page .... hair stylist
Carol Schwartz .... key makeup artist
Melanie Verkins .... hair stylist
Dale Miller .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
D. Scott Easton .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sharon Gerhard .... second assistant director: second unit
Scott Harris .... second assistant director
David McGiffert .... first assistant director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director
Susan Pickett .... second second assistant director
Patrick Regan .... first assistant director: second unit
Brian Levant .... director: additional football sequences (uncredited)
Art Department
Scott M. Anderson .... set dresser
Cliff Bernay .... swing gang (as Clifford Bernay)
Frank L. Brown .... assistant property master
Dale DeStefani .... foreman
Anthony Ray Herrera .... metal construction
Michael Kohan .... assistant props
Fred Lucky .... creative consultant
Fred Lucky .... story board artist
C.J. Maguire .... property master
Robert G. Newhouse .... greensman foreman
Rudy Reachi .... property master: second unit
John Rozman .... swing gang
Dawn M. Severdia .... art department coordinator (as Dawn Severdia)
Robert Sica .... leadman
Ron Sica .... swing gang (as Ronald Sica)
Sally Thornton .... set designer
Gary J. Coelho .... laborer (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Behle .... sound recordist
James Beshears .... adr supervisor
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hartz .... dialogue editor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising sound editor
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Carey Lindley .... production sound mixer
Myron Nettinga .... supervising sound effects editor
Jeff Rosen .... sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Salmon .... cable
Adam Sawelson .... sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chris Burton .... special effects coordinator
Mike Paris .... special effects (as Michael Paris)
Mike Wever .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Erik Anderson .... digital artist
Rob House .... digital compositor
Pam Vick .... digital artist: VCE
Gary Allan Parks .... production engineer (uncredited)
Ryan Roberts .... title animator (uncredited)
Donnell Anderson .... stunt performer
Steve Castro .... stunt performer
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt double: Rick Moranis
Kathryn Moore .... utility stunts (as Kathryn Elizabeth Moore)
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Noah Urbina .... stunt performer
Sam Horrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marek Bojsza .... lamp operator
Billy Clevenger .... additional first assistant camera (as Bill Clevenger)
Alex Cruz .... grip (second unit)
Frank Del Boccio .... additional first assistant camera
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Mitchell Dubin)
James A. Earley .... grip (as James Earley)
Kevin Erb .... best boy grip
Mauro Fiore .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kirk R. Gardner .... steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Charley Gilleran .... grip
Jack Glenn .... dolly grip
Jarek Gorczycki .... assistant chief lighting technician
Emil Hampton .... assistant steadicam operator (as Emile Hampton)
Bob Ivener .... key rigging grip (as Bob Ivenor)
Spook James .... grip
Jay Johnson .... lamp operator
Brent L. Jones .... grip (as Brent Jones)
Tom Jordan .... loader
Jim Kwiatkowski .... key grip
Mollie S. Mallinger .... second assistant camera: second unit
Bruce McCleery .... chief lighting technician
Annie McEveety .... assistant steadicam operator
Stephen McGehee .... lamp operator (as Steve McGehee)
Steven Meizler .... first assistant camera (as Steve Meizler)
Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: second unit
John C. Moore .... rigging gaffer
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ray Patrick .... remote camera technician
Daniel Pershing .... grip
Ralph Scherer .... grip
Philip Shanahan .... loader (as Phil Shanahan)
Mark Spath .... second assistant camera
Wayne Tidwell .... video assist (as Wayne R. Tidwell)
Elizabeth Ziegler .... steadicam operator (as Liz Ziegler)
Chuck Cohen .... camera operator: special action sequences (uncredited)
Jim Gordon .... grip (uncredited)
Chris McNellis .... grip (uncredited)
Alex Rodriguez .... second assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Janet Hirshenson .... casting
Jane Jenkins .... casting
Amy McIntyre Britt .... casting assistant (as Amy McIntyre)
Suzy Sachs .... casting: Washington
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Macdonald .... set costumer
Pamela Wise .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Ken Blackwell .... assistant film editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Clay Cambern .... second assistant film editor
Erica Frauman .... post-production coordinator
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Leslie Jones .... first assistant film editor
Paul Karasick .... assistant: Lightworks
Maureen Mitchell .... assistant: Lightworks
Mark Perzely .... assistant: Lightworks
John Venzon .... assistant: Lightworks
Trudy Yee .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
John Debney .... conductor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Val Garay .... music supervisor
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Maria Newman .... musician
Paul Silver .... assistant music editor
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Shawn Coulter .... transportation
David Diaz .... transportation Captain: re-shoot unit
Maxwell R. Johnson II .... transportation coordinator
Joe Richardson .... driver
Other crew
Todd J. Adelman .... first aid supervisor
Jeffrey Berk .... assistant production coordinator
Tristan Daoussis .... production assistant
Kurt Greufe .... second assistant accountant
Dawn Jeffory .... acting coach
Dawn Jeffory .... dialogue coach
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor
David Krudis .... payroll accountant
Florrie Laurence .... assistant to director
Sherry Marshall .... production coordinator
Michael Munoz .... stand-in: kid
Bradley K. Ross .... set production assistant
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Wesley Staples .... studio teacher
Jules Stewart .... script supervisor (as Jules Mann-Stewart)
Carlos H. Sánchez .... production associate
Peter M. Tobyansen .... location manager
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Michael Haro .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Ed Lipscomb .... assistant location manager (uncredited)

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Rated PG for kids' rude language and pranks
107 min
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Did You Know?

Duwayne Dunham was removed as director after shooting more than two thirds of the film. He fell behind during the football game sequences. Brian Levant was brought in for the last few weeks to finish the football sequences, using Rexford L. Metz as his cinematographer. Duwayne Dunham was retained to supervise the editing at the same time, however, which he saw through to completion.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning of the football game the goalposts are at the front of the end zone. Later in the game they are at the back where they usually are in football games.See more »
[talking to his hands]
Hanon:Why do you do this to me, fellas? I cut your nails, wash you, put gloves on you when you're cold.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Devon Sawa as a Pee-Wee Football Star... and Rick Moranis, 6 January 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

As children, the O'Shea brothers were night and day: one a geeky little wimp and the other a popular football player. As adults, the trend continued and the football player was now a popular coach with a successful car dealership. But when the wimp's daughter gets rejected from her uncle's football team, the brothers must face off: wimps versus jocks. It's an underdog story!

I watched this film on Christmas 2007 with my best friend Chelsea, who freely admits to loving underdog kid sports films (which is evident if you know her love for "The Sandlot" and "The Might Ducks", as well). I don't really have that strong of an attachment, but they're fun if nothing else, and this one is definitely one of the more amusing ones, if for no other reason than the rampant stereotypes and solid cast.

Rick Moranis is the wimp brother, Danny O'Shea (not far from his role in "Honey I Shrunk the Kids") and Ed O'Neill is football star Kevin O'Shea (sort of like his role on "Married With Children"). The daughter/niece is Becky "Icebox" O'Shea, played by Shawna Waldron (who went on to appear in "The American President") and her love interest is Devon Sawa, playing quarterback Junior Floyd. Sawa is how I got "tricked" into watching this film, after his name was dropped during one of our many "Casper" conversations...

There's nothing really surprising about this film. I won't give it away by telling you the plot, but I will say it's a team of wimps against a team of quality players. You can probably guess how this works out, because all underdog sports movies basically work the same way. And you'll get the stereotypes here: tomboy who struggles with becoming a woman, fat kid who must be eating (and passing gas) in every scene... weakling with the overprotective mother. You can take away points for creativity, but you have to grant them that they've covered all the expected bases.

With the possible exception of one twist (which is predictable if you see the opening credits) and the presence of Harry Shearer with some great announcements ("Mr. Moe Mentum has a new address!") this is what you'd expect, and if you want what you expect, you'll love this film. I found it very fun and light-hearted (a good way to wind down Christmas). Would I watch it again? Yes.

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