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
For most of the filming the days were very hot, however during the filming of the pool scene it was overcast and the water was 56 degrees. All the kids were extremely cold, and can be seen shivering. See more »
The sound of a ball hitting a metal bat is sometimes used even though the kids are using wooden bats. See more »
Smalls, you mean to tell me you went home, swiped a ball that was signed by BABE RUTH, brought it out here and actually played with it?
And actually played with it?
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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 Sandlot is a great childhood film because it examines changes and friendship among a group of pre-teens. It is really just good old fashioned fun (especially James Earl Jones' cameo) in the adventures of their baseball days. Denis leary makes one of his breakthrough films here. Entertainment supreme, and maybe adults will like it too. A
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