The Sandlot 2 (2005)

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In this sequel to the 1993 box-office hit The Sandlot, it's 1972, and a new bunch of neighborhood kids have taken over the field where they play baseball all summer. Saul (Cole Evan Weiss) is the unofficial leader of the group, who heads up the baseball team and looks after his younger brother, Sammy (Sean Berdy), who can't hear but does play-by-play on the games using sign language. Saul has to face the indignity of letting girls play on his team, but things get even worse when one of them brings her dad's toy rocket to the field. The model accidentally sails over the fence and into the yard of Mr. Mertle (James Earl Jones), owner of the meanest dog in town, leaving the kids with a serious dilemma about getting it back. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
PG (for language, rude humor and brief violence.)
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Studio:
Twentieth Century Fox Film Cor

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Cast

James Earl Jones
as Mr. Mertle
Greg Germann
as Mr. Goodfairer
Brett Kelly
as Mac McKing
James Willson
as Johnnie Smalls
Max Lloyd-Jones
as David Durango
Samantha Burton
as Hayley Goodfairer
Karen Allen
as Mrs. Smalls
Sean Berdy
as Sammy `Fingers' Samuelson
Teryl Rothery
as Gloria Goodfairer
Steve Garvey
as Little League Coach
David Mickey Evans
as Adult Johnnie Smalls (as Narrator)
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Critic Reviews for The Sandlot 2

All Critics (5)

So-so sequel to a favorite kids' movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

A caricaturist would draw stink lines emanating from this direct-to-video stillbirth.

Full Review… | June 14, 2005
Film Freak Central

Writer-director... Evans, of the original... has a nice and easy touch with nostalgia that outweighs (if at times just barely) the cut corners of this low-budget production.

Full Review… | June 7, 2005
Now Playing Magazine

...does feature a brisk pace and several charismatic performances...

Full Review… | May 29, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | May 5, 2005
ComingSoon.net

I dunno. Maybe you can't go home again. Maybe you can't repeat the past. Or maybe you should just leave well enough alone.

Full Review… | May 1, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Sandlot 2

Over the years, "The Sandlot" has become outdated (as far as sequels go), but the studio must have seen a silver lining in this script, because it was made, and to put it nicely, it sucks. It is a complete rehash of the original, going beat-for-beat. It just gets more and more annoying as the film progresses. I would almost call this movie a remake if it wasn't for a few minor changes. The direction is sloppy, the same effects are reused, and the script is thinner than most sequels I've seen in recent time. I despised the writer as I was watching this film. I don't know how someone could be so uninspired. "The Sandlot 2" is more than just a bad film, it's an insult to the original. Even though there are a few minor references to old characters, there is nothing to see here.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Not very good

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

This movie is probably the worst movie I've ever seen in my life. This movie pretty much tries to re-make the original classic, but they fail miserably. The Sandlot 2 uses pretty much the same characters, except this time they include girls. The girls in this movie cannot play baseball to save their life. They are awful actors, which probably explains why Sandlot 2 was their last movie. The girls use their softball techniques to play baseball, and they claim throughout the movie that "underhand pitches are legal" as if that excuses their lack of skills. Play baseball like a normal person, and stop being weird. Nobody pitches like that. The script and plot were both pretty much the same. It was frustrating. The acting also drove me crazy. I felt like I was in middle school again, watching kids perform skits in class. Acting was so incredibly awful, I couldn't finish watching the movie. This sequel completely failed on all levels. It wasn't entertaining or original. It was just a cheap knock off of the amazing classic that is The Sandlot.

Japes .
Japes .

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