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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

This film was released the same year as Angels in the Outfield. Both films focus on a fictionalized team in a pennant race. See more »

Goofs

Home plate umpires are not wearing their standard chest protector, which is worn underneath their shirt. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Sullivan: Isn't that wonderful? Your Grandfather gave you the twins!
Billy Heywood: I would rather have my Grandfather.
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Connections

Referenced in Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) See more »

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WIPEOUT
Written by The Surfaris
Performed by Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, and Rayford Griffin (as Rayford G. Griffin)
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Little Big League
9 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Touching, if improbable film about a young boy who inherits a major league baseball team after his grandfather passes away. Robards makes a nice turn as the grandfather. The film is pleasant enough for families and for true fans of the game.


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