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The Sandlot (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1993 (USA)
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director:

David Mickey Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Art LaFleur ... The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
Tom Guiry ... Scotty Smalls
Mike Vitar ... Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Patrick Renna ... Hamilton 'Ham' Porter
Chauncey Leopardi ... Michael 'Squints' Palledorous
Marty York ... Alan 'Yeah-Yeah' McClennan
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
Grant Gelt ... Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski ... Tommy 'Repeat' Timmons
Victor DiMattia ... Timmy Timmons
Denis Leary ... Bill
Karen Allen ... Mom
James Earl Jones ... Mr. Mertle
Marley Shelton ... Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
Herb Muller Herb Muller ... Young Mr. Mertle
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Storyline

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing - soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him. Written by Dan Urson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Squints pretends to drown so he can kiss Wendy is very similar to the scene in Friday the 13th (1980) where Ned pretends to drown so he can kiss Brenda. See more »

Goofs

The PF Flyers that Benny puts on are high-tops, but a picture on the box they came in (at around 1h 18 mins) show that they should be low-tops. See more »

Quotes

Squints: [Squints is about to tell a story] Quiet! Are you trying to wake it up. It just went to bed!
Smalls: [quite loudly] What just went to bed?
All: SHH!
[whispering]
All: The Beast.
Smalls: [louder] Oh yeah!
All: SHHHH!
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Crazy Credits

The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more »

Alternate Versions

Network television broadcasts omit the word "shit" while some of those airing remove a close-up of Hercules' testicles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shoot the Hero (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I love this movie and for one particular reason.
11 November 2002 | by TheoriginaltruebritSee all my reviews

My husband watched it for the first time a few days ago (over the long Veterans Day weekend). He then watched it for a second time the day after. He did not have a happy childhood, in fact some childhood memories for him are downright painful. We have been married 11 years and I know very little about his childhood and what went on. However, after (and during the second viewing), he began a waterfall of childhood memories that I had never heard before. Of long summers of "sandlot" games with him and his cousins (they were known as "the cousins") they could play baseball and football and kicked the butt of most of the teams in town, during the movie his memories spewed forth as if they had been bottled up and just needed to be set free. His friend actually did the "lifeguard" thing, pretended to drown to kiss her, and like the movie they were all banned from the pool. They also had a "scary guy" in the old house that everyone was terrified of (in fact so did I as I recall). He assures me that this movie is as faithful a retelling of a childhood in the 60s as he has ever seen, and he revels in it. I think that is the greatest compliment that anyone can ever pay a movie and I am grateful to the director for uncorking the well of my husbands memories for me to share.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,918,712, 11 April 1993

Gross USA:

$32,968,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,366,669
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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