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
Smalls' black eye gets considerably worse in the time between Benny asking him to play ball and the game a little time later. See more »
[mimicking Babe Ruth with a cigar in his mouth; can't understand him]
Check this out. I'm the Great Bambino.
[still can't understand him]
I'm the Great Bambino!
[takes cigar out of mouth]
I'm the Great Bambino.
I had no idea what they were talking about.
What did he say?
What? Were you born in a barn, man?
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The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more »
AMC broadcasts in the US slow down the film's audio pitch and speed at 4%. See more »
The Sandlot was my favorite kid movie when I was a kid myself.
I was about 8 when I saw it the first time on German TV, so a couple o' years after the movie's release and man, I loved this one. I saw it during summer and after watching it I felt the energy for new adventures! The best thing is, years after that I saw the movie again during another summer and it reminded me so hard on the good times one can have as a youngster outside... I went for adventures again.
As many other reviewers have noticed, this movie reminds us of what it was like to be a kid, and when dogs were dangerous monsters, and playing outside was just a huge adventure. Everybody of us felt like an Indiana Jones. It felt damn good.
This is one of the movies I will carefully hold on and keep it, lets say to watch it all couple of 6 years just to remind me how cool life can be. The movie captures all our youth so well and packs it in one huge summer so watch and love this one.
An absolute 10/10 for being THE kid movie of my life and guess what? I am an adult but I love watching this one. Your turn now.
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