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.
The adventure of a lifetime, the summer of their dreams...the dog of their nightmares
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Did You Know?
Writer & director David Evans is the narrator of the film. See more
When the adult Benny steals home to win a game for the Dodgers, watch the monitor behind Scott Smalls in the broadcast booth. While Smalls is describing what is happening, the monitor shows Benny sliding safely across home plate (at around 1h 35 mins). See more
We all lived in the neighborhood for a couple of more years-mostly through junior high school-and every summer was great. But none of them ever came close to that first one. When one guy would move away, we never replaced him on the team with anyone else. We just kept the game going like he was still there.
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
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 See more