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The Sandlot (1993)

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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 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

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They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot Kids See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$32,416,586
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

James Earl Jones also played a baseball enthusiast in Field of Dreams (1989), four years earlier. However, in real life he actually hates baseball. See more »

Goofs

When Scotty puts his plates in the kitchen sink, a Pillsbury Doughboy cookie jar is seen on the counter. The movie takes place in 1962, but the mascot wasn't introduced until 1965. See more »

Quotes

Smalls: You were all leaving, so I thought I'd hop the...
Squints: If you'da been thinkin you wouldn't 'a thought that.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Kennedy Era Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss, and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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wonderful family film that will also entertain the parents
12 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a truly amazing film. It's a very good family film that can be enjoyed by BOTH your kids and yourself! That's rare, as often "family films" have too much smutty language or sexual situations for kids OR are so saccharine sweet that sane adults would prefer suicide over watching the films (think Disney in the 1960s).

The film isn't quite a comedy, though there are really funny moments in it (such as the evil dog that eats baseballs). And, it's not exactly a drama. It's more like an occasionally surreal slice of life film about the good old days of the late 50s-early 60s. It's about a group of kids that live to play baseball--and that's all they ever seem to want to do! Despite this very simple plot, somehow the excellent acting, direction and writing make you really care about the kids and it engages you from start to finish.


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