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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
... Scotty Smalls
... Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
... Hamilton 'Ham' Porter
... Michael 'Squints' Palledorous
... Alan 'Yeah-Yeah' McClennan
... Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
... Bertram Grover Weeks
... Tommy 'Repeat' Timmons
Victor DiMattia ... Timmy Timmons
... Bill
... Mom
... Mr. Mertle
... Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
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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A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long. 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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Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot Kids  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$32,416,586
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The older and younger Benny are played by real-life brothers, Pablo Vitar and Mike Vitar. See more »

Goofs

During the Fourth of July scene, cutaway shots of fireworks appear stretched horizontally, indicating non-anamorphic stock footage was spliced into the film. See more »

Quotes

Benny Rodriguez: Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking. Just have fun. I mean, if you were having fun you would've caught that ball. You ever have a paper route?
Smalls: I helped a guy once.
Benny Rodriguez: Okay, well chuck it like you throw paper. When your arm gets here, just let go. Just let go, it's that easy.
[starts to jog away]
Smalls: How do I catch it.
Benny Rodriguez: Just stand out there and stick your glove out in the air. I'll take care of it.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates (uncredited) and Samuel A. Ward (uncredited)
Arranged and Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Ray Charles Enterprises
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One of the greatest childhood films ever
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The Sandlot is a great childhood film because it examines changes and friendship among a group of pre-teens. It is really just good old fashioned fun (especially James Earl Jones' cameo) in the adventures of their baseball days. Denis leary makes one of his breakthrough films here. Entertainment supreme, and maybe adults will like it too. A


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