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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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A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long. 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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Details

Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$32,416,586
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ham Porter: [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?
Squints: [puts on his glasses] Of course I did. been planning it for years.
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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 »

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Referenced in 108 Stitches (2014) See more »

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very enjoyable
2 July 2001 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

Okay, I didn't grow up in the time this film is set (I was born in 1978). But after seeing the film, I've got a pretty good idea of what it was like. My dad likes the film because of how much it reminds him of his own childhood. The story is simple: a new kid moves with his mother and step-father to a brand new neighborhood where he knows no one. So imagine his surprise when he winds up meeting a kid who invites him to play baseball with him and his best friends. Naturally, the other kids don't take to him too well: he's not very good at baseball, and he can't even throw right. But eventually, the kids grow to like him and teach him the ways of the game, and before long they're having a lot of fun during the summer. THE SANDLOT is a great kids film, very family-friendly, unlike the majority of so-called "family" films that are made nowadays. Sure, there's a scene where the kids are throwing up on a carnival ride thanks to some chewing tobacco, but the scene is done more for laughs than as a gross-out. (You can imagine that the scene would be done the opposite way if the film was made more recently). The characters and the young kids playing them are all appealing, and it's nice to see Denis Leary playing a kind sensitive role instead of the over-the-top characters he's used to playing. He's very good, even though the part's not a big one. The few scenes between him and star Tom Guiry are very nice. THE SANDLOT is a very good film. Kids will like the humor, and adults will remember how fun it was to be a kid.


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