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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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David Mickey Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Art LaFleur ... The Babe (as Art La Fleur)
Tom Guiry ... Scotty Smalls
Mike Vitar ... Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Patrick Renna ... Hamilton 'Ham' Porter
Chauncey Leopardi ... Michael 'Squints' Palledorous
Marty York ... Alan 'Yeah-Yeah' McClennan
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Kenny DeNunez (as Brandon Adams)
Grant Gelt ... Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski ... Tommy 'Repeat' Timmons
Victor DiMattia ... Timmy Timmons
Denis Leary ... Bill
Karen Allen ... Mom
James Earl Jones ... Mr. Mertle
Marley Shelton ... Wendy (as Marlee Shelton)
Herb Muller 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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Taglines:

No uniforms. No problem. No girls. No problem. No ball. *BIG* problem! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,918,712, 11 April 1993

Gross USA:

$32,968,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,366,669
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Squints pretends to drown so he can kiss Wendy is very similar to the scene in Friday the 13th (1980) where Ned pretends to drown so he can kiss Brenda. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ham Porter: Play ball! Hurry up, batter. This better be a short game, I gotta get home for lunch.
[Pitcher pitches and the batter fails to even swing]
Ham Porter: Haha, that's one.
[cuts to new pitch]
Ham Porter: [to the batter] You know, if my dog was as ugly as you. I'd shave his butt and tell him to walk backwards.
[cuts to new pitch]
Ham Porter: Here it comes, it's coming, I tell ya. *Strike three*
[Porter puts the batter off, he swings and misses]
Ham Porter: *You're out!"
[cuts to new pitch]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

AMC broadcasts in the US slow down the film's audio pitch and speed at 4%. See more »

Connections

Features The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

How can you not love this movie?
17 August 1999 | by AdrianeSee all my reviews

One of the best "kid" movies that I have ever seen. A story about friendship and baseball, and the people in our lives. Great one to watch with your friends to reminisce about the old days. Look for a great cameo by James Earl Jones. Recommended for those of us who had great friends growing up, and never wanted the good times to end.


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