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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.


David Mickey Evans
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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


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


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


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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 »


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Written by Danny Flores
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Masters International
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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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:


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2.39 : 1
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