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Little Giants (1994)


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A successful retired jock and his geeky younger brother play out their sibling rivalry by coaching rival little league football teams in this family comedy. Ed O'Neill plays the older brother, Kevin O'Shea, a former Heisman Trophy winner whose gridiron exploits have made him a local hero in his small Illinois hometown. Kevin is the almost unanimous choice to head up the town's Pop Warner football team, and he happily builds an imposing team from the best local players. One of the few objectors


Comedy, Kids & Family

Jul 8, 2003

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (6) | DVD (4)

The little guy wins in this rote comedy.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

One of the worst movies ever made.

May 9, 2005 | Comments (4)
Juicy Cerebellum

Moranis and O'Neill make a good double-act but the script's as thin as a wafer

May 6, 2005

Unoriginal kids sports movie. Been there, done that. This is no Mighty Ducks.

July 22, 2003

A weak Bad News Bears-style rip-off. Totally unoriginal.

November 14, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for Little Giants

Funny and cool movie, I still remember when I saw this movie for the first time in the movie theater. What a blast!

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 board, the new team, the Giants, has a chance to make a good showing, and they begin their training. But low morale continually threatens to break up the team. A chance visit by former NFL football coach John Madden and four NFL football stars -- Steve Entman, Bruce Smith, Emmitt Smith, and Tim Brown -- leaves the team with several tips on how to create an advantage. Becky develops a crush on Junior Floyd, and she's jealous when her cheerleader cousin Debbie flirts with Junior. Becky decides to compete for Junior on equal terms, so she puts on make-up and a cheerleader outfit, joining the cheerleaders and abandoning the team. But the Cowboys will be coming into the game with a vicious new player named Spike Hammersmith. Will Becky be there for the team if they need her?
October 2, 2010
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Childhood classics generally get 3 stars from me regardless if they hold up or not. Little Giants doesn't hold up like The Sandlot does but it's still a fun watch.
December 24, 2009
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

Movie about kids trying to make it in a football team.
June 15, 2008
T Tsang

Super Reviewer

This is a good little family movie. It follows the formula pretty closely and really doesn't deliver anything new. The kids will like it.
October 3, 2007

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    1. Tad Simpson: I should've gone to summer school!
    – Submitted by David E (5 months ago)
    1. Tad Simpson: [to the referee while being chased by Kevin's Cowboys] Blow the whistle! Blow the whistle! Blow it, blow it! Blow the whistle! Blow the- [gets pummeled offscreen as the referee finally blows the whistle]
    – Submitted by David E (15 months ago)
    1. Tad Simpson: [being chased by Kevin's Cowboys] I'm gonna die! I'm gonna die!
    – Submitted by David E (15 months ago)
    1. Jake Berman: [about his helmet] I can't see with this thing on!
    – Submitted by David E (15 months ago)
    1. Timmy Moore: [after getting knocked down and ran over by Spike] Did I pass the spelling test, Mrs. Greeley?
    2. Rudy Zolteck: Wow, Spike knocked him all the way back to second grade!
    – Submitted by David E (15 months ago)
    1. Danny O'Shea: [disguising his voice as an old lady] State police? Oh, thank God! My name is Thelma Mae Rogers. I'm 86 years old. I live in Urbania. There are two men down the bridge from the Shell station spying on some kids! [passes the phone to Timmy, who feign cries] We're all really scared. I just don't think it's right for men their age to be parading around in their underwear!
    2. Timmy Moore: Please hurry!
    3. Danny O'Shea: Oh, no! [hangs up the phone] Nice job. [high fives Timmy]
    – Submitted by David E (15 months ago)
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