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
Both James Earl Jones (Mr. Mertle) and Karen Allen (Mom) have starred in popular franchises that were produced by George Lucas. Jones in Star Wars: Episodes lll-Vll and Allen in two of the Indiana Jones films Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). See more »
When the boys are jumping out of the tree house before the vacuums blow up, Benny is seen (at around 1h 08 mins) jumping over Ham who is holding onto the ladder, then Ham lets go and falls off (at around 1h 08 mins). In the next shot (at around 1h 08 mins), however, Benny and Ham hit the ground at the same time even though Benny jumped off way before. See more »
Oh yeah, the Great Bambino. Of course! I thought you said the Great Bambi.
That wimpy deer?
Yeah, I guess. Sorry.
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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 »
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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