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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

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Trivia

PF Flyers were brought back for a limited time after this movie. See more »

Goofs

In Bill's rec room, he has a pennant of the Athletics, of which only the bottom is shown. The typeface matches that which was used by the Oakland Athletics in the late 1980's, and the colors used are green and gold. The Kansas City Athletics did not begin using green and gold as their colors until 1963, after the 1962 time depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

Squints: Come on, Benny. Man. The kid is a...
[with his thumb and index fingers of both hands]
Squints: L, 7, Weenie!
Yeah Yeah: Yeah. Yeah. Oscar Meyer even.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Some network television prints omit a scene involving a local carnival and the kids' first time using chewing tobacco. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Recess: The Lost Ball (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Onions
Written by Al Jackson Jr. (as Al Jackson, Jr.), Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg (as Lewis Steinberg) and Steve Cropper
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s (as Booker T. and The MG's)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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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:

$32,950,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,832,313
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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