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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Duwayne Dunham was removed as director after shooting more than two-thirds of the film. He fell behind during the football game sequences. Brian Levant was brought in for the last few weeks to finish the football sequences, using Rexford L. Metz as his cinematographer. Dunham was retained to supervise the editing at the same time, however, which he saw through to completion. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the football game the goalposts are at the front of the end zone. Later in the game they are at the back where they usually are in football games. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Vennaro: You can't pitch to Johnny! I'm Johnny!
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Connections

References Car Wash (1976) 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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Who are we doing it for? the kids, that's right.
21 November 2002 | by CharlesVonFunhammerSee all my reviews

If you don't like the little giants on some level, then you're a robot. I know robots, don't be that guy. The little giants is cute, it's fun, and it's funny. It's about the kids who "weren't good enough" to make the select team, and who form their own team. Plotwise, there is nothing new about the film, and really, you're not going to be impressed by the "art of cinema." But put yourself there. Tell a child he isn't good enough, I dare you. It's a good family story about triumph and about overcoming the obstacles life throws at us, even at a young age. These aren't college kids, or pros, they're not even teenagers. The story is warm, inviting, sweet, and funny. Enjoy this film. Watch it with your kids, watch it with people you love, and do it for the kids. Peace.


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