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The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007)

The Sandlot 3 (original title)
PG | | Family, Sport | Video 1 May 2007
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Sucessful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli travels back in time to 1976 and relives his boyhood days on the sandlot baseball team, and has the chance to this time choose friendship over glory.

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William Dear
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Nucci ... Benny Rodriguez
Luke Perry ... Tommy Santorelli
Keanu Pires Keanu Pires ... Young Tommy
Sarah Deakins ... Sara Santorelli
Chauncey Leopardi ... Squints
Brandon Olds Brandon Olds ... Two Ton
Cole Heppell ... D.P.
Kai James Kai James ... Timber (pitcher)
Ryan Drescher Ryan Drescher ... Wings
Cainan Wiebe ... Ryan
Meshach Peters Meshach Peters ... Q
Samuel Patrick Chu ... Wok
Renzo Carbonel Renzo Carbonel ... Roll
Chris Gauthier ... Officer Pork Chop (as Christopher Gauthier)
Paul Jarrett ... Earl Needman
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Sucessful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli travels back in time to 1976 and relives his boyhood days on the sandlot baseball team, and has the chance to this time choose friendship over glory.

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Genres:

Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some rude humor | See all certifications »
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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sandlot: Heading Home See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The line given by John Kruk near the end of the movie, "I'm not looking for athletes, I'm looking for ball players" comes from an interview given by Kruk while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies. In the interview, he stated that he was not an athlete; he was a baseball player. See more »

Goofs

During the Diner scene you see the waitress give Tommy a cherry Soda. Tommy then begins to talk to Ryan when he comes in the Diner and notice he never takes even a sip of his cherry soda yet, he ask for more and when the waitress is about to fill it up it is suddenly half full again. See more »

Quotes

DP: This isn't the part where you go off about the Dodgers, the Hall of Fame and your smokin' hot girlfriend, is it?
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Connections

References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

SUN SHINING
Written by Richard X. Heyman
Performed by Richard Heyman
Courtesy of Pig Factory US
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Wonderful, Fun, Family Film
11 May 2007 | by EdSee all my reviews

The Sandlot 3 Heading Home is a great follow up to the original 1993 Sandlot Feature. Many fans of that first movie seem to be in a snit over the idea anyone would trifle with its memory and a few are down right livid over the phrase "time travel" in the synopsis. So, having seen Sandlot 3, let me put your minds at ease. Are there holes in the time travel plot line big enough to hit fly balls through? You betcha! Just like all the time travel holes in science fiction movies big enough to fly starships through. Honestly; it in no way detracts from enjoying the story. Two of the original Sandlot ball players return for this story, set in 1976, as men. One of them is played by the original actor. Their interaction with each other and the new group of kids on the team helps to recall a bit of the summer of '62. The main character of Sandlot 3 has been transported back to 1976 when he is accidentally hit with a pitch at batting practice. The adjustment from his adult life back to his childhood life is accomplished with a minimum of annoyance and the story progresses smoothly. All the kid actors do a terrific job. Watch for Cole Heppell as the catcher, DP. The Writers and Director tell a story about second chances, trust, friendship and fun. That they chose to set it in the field behind Old Man Mertle's house makes it familiar and pleasant as well. The production values are on a par with theatrical releases of this type. The rear of Mr. Mertle's house is recreated perfectly. Sandlot 3 Heading Home does what it sets out to do, give the viewer an enjoyable experience, and it doesn't pretend to be anything else.


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