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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene Thomas Heywood talks to Billy about Pitcher Walter Johnson. Johnson pitched for the original Washington Senators, who would relocate to Minnesota and become the Twins in 1961. In addition, an extra can be seen wearing an old Washington Senators baseball cap. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film when Billy's three teammates are on third base, the umpire calls everyone out and then is corrected by Billy. However, none of the runners were tagged by the defense so at that time, no one was out. The runner who was standing on the base could have run back to second base and the batter-runner could have run back to first base (touching second) on the way. In essence, all three runners could have been safe at the end of the play if they had returned to other bases. See more »

Quotes

Joey: I can't believe you lost to the Tigers, they stink!
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Connections

References Gojira (1954) See more »

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Very underrated. One of the best of the 90's baseball movies
27 May 2002 | by danimal-12See 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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