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Little Big League (1994)

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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.

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Andrew Scheinman

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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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Major League is about to experience a minor problem . . . . . . he's 12-years-old. 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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There is a conversation between the kids at McDonalds about whether or not Batman eats fast food and one of the kids says it would be hard to imagine the Batmobile going through the drive thru. The very next year, Batman himself references going through the drive thru in the opening moments of Batman Forever (1995). See more »

Goofs

In the last inning against the Mariners, Mickey Scales grounds out to second and they show Dave Magadan playing first base. Then Pat Corning lines out to third base which was played by Dave Magadan. Then Larry Hilbert singles to the outfield and when they show him on first base once again Dave Magadan is playing there. See more »

Quotes

[after the Twins lose their wild card playoff]
Billy Heywood: The Brooklyn Dodgers had a saying: "wait 'til next year."
Spencer Hamilton: That's it right there. 'Cause next year, we're gonna win it all, baby.
Mike McGrevey: Give me some of that.
[they slap hands, and the team cheers]
Mickey Scales: The Dodgers played in Brooklyn?
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Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

WALK DON'T RUN
Written by Johnny Smith
Performed by Jeff Beck
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A Delightful Baseball Film!
7 November 2008 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

Little Big League is a great film. I enjoy most baseball films because I am a big baseball fan, not necessarily the Minnesota Twins. I only saw this movie just to get entertained. After the movie started, the owner of the Twins passes away from natural causes. He gives his team to his grandson, Billy. After Billy fired the manager, he becomes the manager of the team on their quest to win the pennant. As a baseball fan, I do find it pretty hard to see a kid managing the team, but this is purely entertainment. I was happy to see major league stars such as Randy Johnson, Ivan Rodriguez, Paul O'Neill(especially), and Rafael Palmeiro. As a die-hard Yankees fan, I am glad to see great views of Yankee Stadium. At least I will see this film when I want to see the old Yankee Stadium because they are tearing it down soon. In entertainment areas such as acting, everything is simple and smooth. A good baseball film! I rate this movie 8/10.


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