The Sandlot

1993, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 41m

57 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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It may be shamelessly derivative and overly nostalgic, but The Sandlot is nevertheless a genuinely sweet and funny coming-of-age adventure. Read critic reviews

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When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.

Cast & Crew

Tom Guiry
Scotty Smalls
Mike Vitar
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Patrick Renna
Hamilton "Ham" Porter
Chauncey Leopardi
Michael "`Squints" Palledorous
Marty York
Alan "Yeah Yeah" McClennan
Grant Gelt
Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski
Tommy "Repeater" Timmons
Victor DiMattia
Timmy Timmons
Mark Burg
Executive Producer
Robert Gunter
Associate Producer
Cathleen Summers
Executive Producer
Chris Zarpas
Executive Producer
David Newman
Original Music
Anthony B. Richmond
Cinematographer
Chester Kaczenski
Production Designer
Grania Preston
Costume Designer
Karl Wessen
Makeup Artist
Frederic W. Brost
Unit Production Manager
Darrin Fletcher
Storyboard Artist
Cameron Frankley
Sound Effects Editor
William M. Elvin
Assistant Director
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Critic Reviews for The Sandlot

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  • Jul 06, 2016
    No film better encapsulates the fear and wonder of the unknown, summer fun, and most of all; the everlasting bond of friendship and the love for the great game of baseball. The Sandlot is simply a classic. Being that I spent a good amount of my youth playing sports and particularly baseball outside, The Sandlot holds a special place in my heart. There's something about the relation between the characters in the film and the people who I grew up playing sports with that resonates with me. Luckily, the film holds up extremely well since I first saw it in the 90's. Taking place in the 1960's, the film definitely takes advantage of the history of baseball. Not only is Babe Ruth the MacGuffin of the film, but he ends up making a small cameo (played by Art LaFleur). But it's also fun to hear all of the references to various events to the history of the MLB and other pop culture phenomena. As a baseball lifer, the film still gets quoted in our dugout to this day. Besides having some great cameos by LaFleur and the legendary James Earl Jones, what I love most about the film is the comradery between all of the main cast. They all have their nicknames and unique quirks, which gives the group a broad appeal. But I think we all relate to Smalls, who just wants to make some friends and ends up finding a love for baseball that lasts a lifetime. It's not like a film like The Sandlot deserves a ton of critique. It's a perfect film for what it sets out to be, and that's a fun baseball flick about the power of friendship and how a common interest of baseball can change the summer and life of 9 boys from the same neighborhood forever. +Great cameos +Powerful story of friendship +Perfect baseball flick 9.5/10
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  • Apr 05, 2013
    i like this movie cuz i like doggies and baseball
    Spencer M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2012
    Alongside "The Lion King" and "Toy Story", this is a film I grew up watching... many times. The plot is hilarious and there are many iconic scenes. Love all the characters.
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  • Jun 28, 2012
    Nothing much happens for the first half of the movie. The boys' personalities aren't distinct enough like the Little Rascals, so I lost interest. Like my experience with Groucho Marx, the "You're killing me, Smalls!" line isn't how I expected from years of others' impressions.
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