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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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They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco | See all certifications »

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7 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot Kids  »

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Box Office

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$32,416,586
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Vincent Drug store that is seen when Smalls first goes to the "Sandlot" was also used five years earlier in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) when Rachel and her friend take Jamie to pick out a costume. It was also used the next year in Halloween 5 (1989): The Revenge of Michael Myers in the scene where the Man in Black steps off a bus and makes his way through town. See more »

Goofs

Right after the first Wendy Peffercorn scene, when Squints and Yeah-Yeah are on the sandlot running towards the everyone else in the dugout, it's morning (at around 11 mins) with long shadows from left to right (from home to 1st base), but when they get to the dugout it's the afternoon (at around 29 mins) with shadows from right to left (from 1st base to home). See more »

Quotes

Smalls: [voiceover] 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.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in American Dad!: The 42-Year-Old Virgin (2007) See more »

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Tequila
Written by Chuck Río
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Masters International
By arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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an all time classic movie.
2 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I grew up watching The Sandlot and what i realized about this movie is that this film doesn't have the players winning or losing, but this is about friendship and how a big dog can make your worst dreams come true. The Sandlot is about a gawky kid named Smalls(Tom Guiry) who just moves into the neighborhood and tries to blend in with the crowd, until he fails. Mike Vitar who plays the neighborhood baseball hero Benny, helps Smalls play baseball and fit him in with the crowd. The team accepts Smalls and what makes the film interesting like i written above is that this film isn't about winning or losing, but about living your days in the summer when you are ten to twelve and realize that there is more to life than winning.

Overall a great movie.


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