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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Heywood
... Lou Collins
... Mac Macnally
... Jenny Heywood
... Arthur Goslin
... Chuck
Miles Feulner ... Joey
... Jim Bowers
... George O'Farrell
... Thomas Heywood
... Spencer Hamilton
... Jerry Johnson
Leon Durham ... Leon Alexander
Kevin Elster ... Pat Corning
... 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 Have a New Owner. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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29 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kleiner Trainer ganz groß  »

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$12,211,068
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the climactic scene with Ken Griffey Jr. getting thrown out due to the hidden ball trick, the play is legal, despite many viewers claiming it isn't. He began on the rubber holding the ball. When he feigns the throw, he first steps off the rubber which means he's allowed to fake a throw, or even just walk off the mound or prepare for his next pitch. Faking the throw therefor was not a balk. As time was not called by anybody, Griffey was also allowed to attempt a steal and be thrown out as he was. See more »

Goofs

When the twins are playing at Fenway Park, they are in the first base dugout, which can be seen when the camera is facing Billy and you can see Pesky Pole in the background. The Red Sox's home dugout is actually on the first base side, and the visitors' is on the third base side See more »

Quotes

George O'Farrell: Hey 'Blackout,' I didn't get you for your curve ball. I don't like your curve ball. As a matter of fact, I hate your curve. You know why? Because the damn thing don't curve!
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) See more »

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"Booker T. & the M.G.s
appear courtesy of COLUMBIA RECORDS
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Very underrated. One of the best of the 90's baseball movies
27 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I remember that I didn't want to see this movie at the theater (or as a rental for that matter) because of the marketing of the movie and what I thought would be a dumb story. However, I was pleasantly surprised. For what it was worth, it was a pretty good movie. Yeah, the story-line was not believable and it was cheesy at times, but the basis behind the story was pretty solid, it had some pretty good lines, and it was pretty entertaining the whole way through. Word of warning, though - Don't let Randy Johnson scare you. That guy had to have fallen out of the ugly tree and hit every single branch on the way down, THEN bounced and hit every single branch on the way up. Plus he's called the 'Big Unit'; scary! 6.5 out of 10.


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