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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

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James Ferguson (story), Robert Shallcross (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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)

Gross USA:

$19,288,821
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Madden travels around to various football venues, as he does in the movie, on a bus because he dislikes flying. See more »

Goofs

During the final goal-line stand, a close-up is shown on Rudy Zolteck. Junior is standing next to him. When if shifts to Danny only seconds later, Junior is on the bench. See more »

Quotes

Sean Murphy: [as The Cowboys have possession of the ball; to Rudy] Get ready dog breath. Because when I'm finished with you, you'll be farting out of your mouth and talking out of your butt!
Rudy Zolteck: [to Tad] Is that physically possible?
[the Cowboys hike the ball and Spike gains enough yards for a first down; during the play, Murphy sends Rudy flying and landing on his face; After the play, the Little Giants check on Rudy, who's still down]
Tad: Are you all right?
Rudy Zolteck: [Talking out of his butt] I think so.
Tad: [Impressed] Huh! Guess ...
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YOU'VE GOT TO BE A FOOTBALL HERO
Written by Al Sherman, Buddy Fields (as Arthur (Buddy) Fields) and Al Lewis
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love the Icebox
26 November 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In Urbania, Ohio, former football star Kevin O'Shea (Ed O'Neill) is the arrogant coach of the Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys. He is constantly living in his former glory. His brother Danny O'Shea (Rick Moranis) has always lived in his shadows. Danny's tomboy daughter Becky 'Icebox' O'Shea (Shawna Waldron) is the best player of the lot but uncle Kevin won't pick a girl. Becky starts a team with the other rejects and her father as the coach. There can only be one team representing the town in the state championship and they decide to play one playoff game. The rejects recruit various misfits and then they find Junior Floyd (Devon Sawa) as the star quarterback. It turns out his mother is Danny's former crush Patty (Susanna Thompson).

This is a nice underdog kids sports movie. The Icebox is a great character. I love her tomboy attitude and her girlish fears. The underdogs are not that new but they are still very adorable. On the surface, this is a sports movie. Underneath it, it's a movie about family relationships. I love the O'Shea sibling rivalry. It's terrific that Kevin isn't simply an evil villain and Danny isn't a simple victim. Also there is the great father-daughter relationship. These are relationships of love and family.


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