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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.

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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

Taglines:

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

When the narrator is describing how everyone grew up towards the end, he says that Bertram (Grant Gelt) "got really into the sixties, and no one ever heard from him again". In real life, Gelt would go on to land a part in The '60s (1999). See more »

Goofs

The sound of a ball hitting a metal bat is sometimes used even though the kids are using wooden bats. See more »

Quotes

Benny Rodriguez: [watching Wendy Peffercorn on the lifeguard chair putting on suntan lotion] Oh, man!
Yeah Yeah: Yeah, yeah. Too cruel.
Timmy: She don't know what she's doin'.
Tommy: She don't know what she's doin'.
Kenny: Yeah, she does. She knows exactly what she's doin'.
Squints: I've swum here every summer in my adult life. And every summer, there she is. Lotion. Oilin'. Oilin'! Lotion. Smiling. Smiling! I can't take this no more!
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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 »


Soundtracks

There Goes My Baby
Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King (as Benjamin Nelson), Lover Patterson and George Treadwell
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
By arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Capturing time on film.
18 February 1999 | by Peach-2See all my reviews

I thought The Sandlot captured the innocence and joy of being young and playing baseball in a small town neighborhood. The film isn't perfect but has great atmosphere. I enjoyed the sub-plot with the dog and James Earl Jones and I loved the scenes when the kids were just being kids and enjoying the summer. The film made me feel good and I sometimes think that's all a film is supposed to do. Check it out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,918,712, 11 April 1993

Gross USA:

$32,950,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,832,313
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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