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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

Benny has an early 1970's San Diego Padres pennant in his room. The Padres didn't enter the league until 1969. See more »

Quotes

Ham Porter: Benny, why'd you bring that kid?
Benny Rodriguez: Because he makes nine of us.
Yeah Yeah: Yeah yeah, so does my sister, but I didn't bring her along!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

AMC broadcasts in the US slow down the film's audio pitch and speed at 4%. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Best of RiffTrax Shorts: Volume Two (2009) 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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The fact that people are still writing...
17 March 2004 | by jajaswanieSee all my reviews

The fact that people are still writing about how wonderful the movie is tells you a lot. As I look at them I am struck that they all seem positive. My son has watched this movie several times, and asked for it for Christmas. Each time he watches it it sparks a new conversation, and questions about real life issues. As a Mom, I think this movie is wonderful. When I watch this with him, I wish he had a group of friends like they are. They all seem to really have respect for each other. It is a "Stand by me" kind of movie, and I would like to see more of them.I seems like the kind of movie that can encourage people to be better people. This is a great movie for young boys and families.


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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:

$32,950,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,348,443
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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