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.
A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.
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Did You Know?
Ham Porter's famous line, "You're killing me, Smalls," is a paraphrase of the famous quote, "They're killing me out there, Whitey," spoken by Denver Broncos coach Lou Saban. The line was also paraphrased the previous year in another baseball-themed film, A League of Their Own
(1992). See more
After being kicked out of the pool, Squints is staring at Wendy and his towel changes positions between each shot, especially (from 41:32 to 41:33) when he waves back. See more
[the kids are being chased away from the pool by the lifeguards after Squints kisses Wendy
Oh, here's your glasses. Did you plan that?
[puts on his glasses
Of course I did. been planning it for years.
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
Referenced in 108 Stitches
Written by Chuck Río
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Masters International
By arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc. See more