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?
The older and younger Benny are played by real-life brothers, Pablo Vitar and Mike Vitar
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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
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?
I helped a guy once.
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
How do I catch it.
Just stand out there and stick your glove out in the air. I'll take care of it.
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America the Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates
(uncredited) and Samuel A. Ward
Arranged and Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Ray Charles Enterprises See more