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Little Giants (1994)

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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

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Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

James Ferguson (story), Robert Shallcross (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Moranis ... Danny O'Shea
Ed O'Neill ... Kevin O'Shea
Shawna Waldron ... Becky O'Shea
Devon Sawa ... Junior
Todd Bosley ... Jake Berman
Michael Zwiener Michael Zwiener ... Rudy Zolteck
Danny Pritchett Danny Pritchett ... Tad Simpson
Troy Simmons Troy Simmons ... Hanon
Sam Horrigan ... Spike
Joey Simmrin ... Murphy
Marcus Toji ... Marcus
Christopher Walberg Christopher Walberg ... Timmy Moore
Matthew McCurley Matthew McCurley ... Nubie (as Mathew McCurley)
Brian Haley ... Mike Hammersmith
Jon Paul Steuer ... Johnny Vennaro
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Storyline

In Urbania, Ohio, snobby ex-football star Kevin O'Shea conducts try-outs for the town's Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys, which will compete for a chance at the state Peewee football playoffs. Kevin slights his younger brother Danny O'Shea by rejecting Danny's daughter Becky "Icebox" O'Shea, who is a good player. Kevin rejected her simply because she's a girl. Becky and some of her friends, boys who were also rejected, get the idea to start up their own team, to be coached by Danny. After Kevin tries to put a stop to that plan, Danny gets Kevin to agree to a game to decide which team will represent Urbania, because each town is allowed only one team. Danny and Becky scour the town in search of willing players, and they gather a crew of kids who have limited skills and no team spirit. They luck out when Becky discovers Junior Floyd expertly passing rolls of toilet paper right into a shopping cart at the supermarket, as though he's passing a football. With Becky and Junior on ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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The Comic Telling of a Gridiron Miracle! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for kids' rude language and pranks | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie was inspired by an early 1990s McDonald's ad about Pee-Wee Football that ran during the Super Bowl. The day after it aired, Steven Spielberg liked it so much that he called up the ad's creator, James Ferguson, and hired him to write the script. See more »

Goofs

On the Cowboys last offensive play, Spike is clearly tackled well over a yard from the goal line; but, when he gets up the ball is only inches from the line. See more »

Quotes

Becky O'Shea: [quietly doing a cheer] give me a J. Give me a U. Give me a.
Danny O'Shea: Is that lipstick?
Becky O'Shea: No. It's a cherry tootsie pop.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are used with Tic-Tac-Toe punctuation on a field See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: AVGN Wizard Rant (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

I Should Have Been True
Written by Raul Malo and Stan Lynch
Produced by Don Cook
Performed by The Mavericks
Courtesy of MCA Records
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I loved it!
31 December 2002 | by AksarbengurlSee all my reviews

I loved the Little Giants!

Kevin and Danny O'Shea are brothers. Kevin is a former football star. Kevin puts together a Peewee football team and doesn't choose Becky/Icebox. Becky/Icebox decides to get her friends together to form their own team. Icebox may be tough on the field but when she deals with a crush on the teams quarterback, Junior (Devon Sawa,) it makes her reconsider football. I'm not surprised she likes Junior (Devon Sawa). He is a total hottie! The day of the big game comes and the Little Giants are pumped but when a surprise is thrown their way they are a little scared. The movie ends, allowing you to decide what happens next! I would love it if they made a sequel, of course they couldn't use the same characters though.

I LOVED THE LITTLE GIANTS!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Arroyo Grande, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,778,029, 16 October 1994

Gross USA:

$19,306,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,306,362
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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