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.
A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.
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Did You Know?
Many of the young actors snuck in the movie theaters to watch the R-rated film, Basic Instinct. See more
The cannonball Porter does at the pool doesn't create a splash big enough to soak the poolside girls, yet it somehow does (at around 9 mins). See more
Anyone who wants to be a can't-hack-it pantywaist who wears their mama's bra, raise your hand.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more
Some network television prints omit a scene involving a local carnival and the kids' first time using chewing tobacco. See more
America the Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates
(uncredited) and Samuel A. Ward
Arranged and Performed by Ray Charles
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