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?
Chauncey Leopardi and Patrick reena both would later play in the big green (1995) See more
A while into the chase scene at the end of the movie, the dog chases Benny through the founders' celebration. A large cake, about four or five tiers high, is being carried by a couple of bakers. They lose their balance and set the cake down, but eventually it gets sent into the air. While going up, it stays whole, but the shot changes when it's coming down, and it has now broken apart into many small pieces before it hits the 2 bakers/deliverymen. See more
[about Smalls' hat
Got a fireplace?
Throw that in there, man.
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
Followed by The Sandlot 2
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