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Little Big League (1994)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 29 June 1994 (USA)
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.

Director:

Andrew Scheinman

Writers:

Gregory K. Pincus (story), Gregory K. Pincus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Edwards ... Billy Heywood
Timothy Busfield ... Lou Collins
John Ashton ... Mac Macnally
Ashley Crow ... Jenny Heywood
Kevin Dunn ... Arthur Goslin
Billy L. Sullivan ... Chuck
Miles Feulner Miles Feulner ... Joey
Jonathan Silverman ... Jim Bowers
Dennis Farina ... George O'Farrell
Jason Robards ... Thomas Heywood
Wolfgang Bodison ... Spencer Hamilton
Duane Davis ... Jerry Johnson
Leon Durham Leon Durham ... Leon Alexander
Kevin Elster Kevin Elster ... Pat Corning
Joseph Latimore ... Lonnie Ritter
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Storyline

When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the SOB, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: Billy Heywood. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what's to lose-- the team has nowhere to go but up. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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The Minnesota Twins Baseball Team just got a new owner. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kleiner Trainer ganz groß See more »

Filming Locations:

Edina, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,211,068
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Patterson, who played Twins Pitcher Mike McGrevey, had actually been a professional baseball player, pitching on the Minor League level in four Major League organizations during the 1980s prior to becoming an actor. See more »

Goofs

The Metrodome was also used for Football by the University of Minnesota and the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. As a result, the outline of a football field could be seen on the baseball field during late and post-season games played by the Twins. However, no outlines of the football field are seen on the field for the Twins season ending series in the film. See more »

Quotes

Lonnie Ritter: Kids today are amazing. I played winter ball down in Venezuela, they had kids half his age, every one of them speaking Spanish. That's a hard language.
Lou Collins: They speak Spanish in Venezuela.
Lonnie Ritter: I know! That's my point!
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Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE
Written by Johnny Otis
Performed by Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, and Rayford Griffin (as Rayford G. Griffin)
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Best kid's (or adult) baseball movie
18 July 2001 | by jeffplus3See all my reviews

Between 1993-1995, many baseball movies such as Little Big League, The Sandlot, and Rookie of the Year came out, but I think that Little Big League was the most clever of them all. There were plenty of funny scenes that adults, rather than children, could relate to. It was well done and well acted. I enjoyed this movie and I have owned it since it came out.


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