Sandlot

The Sandlot

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Director: David Mickey Evans

Cast: David Mickey Evans, Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna

     
 

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The Sandlot is sparsely narrated by the main character (now an adult) who occasionally drops in on the action to comment on events or help move the story along. Tom Guiry plays Scotty Smalls, the shy new kid on the block who wants to join the rowdy pickup baseball team that plays every day in the neighborhood sandlot. But he doesn't know how to catch a…  See more details below

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The Sandlot is sparsely narrated by the main character (now an adult) who occasionally drops in on the action to comment on events or help move the story along. Tom Guiry plays Scotty Smalls, the shy new kid on the block who wants to join the rowdy pickup baseball team that plays every day in the neighborhood sandlot. But he doesn't know how to catch a baseball, and his stepfather (Dennis Leary) is too busy to teach him. He tries out for the sandlot gang anyway, and though he isn't very good, it turns out he's lucky: there happen to be only eight of them, and nine makes a team. The summer passes blissfully as Scotty learns to play ball under the wing of Benny Rodriguez (Mike Vitar), the oldest and best player, as well as Ham, Squints, Repeat, and the rest of the kid-eccentrics. The skies darken, however, when Benny literally knocks the stuffing out of the team's only baseball, a sign of impending doom, or worse, bad luck. Wanting to set things right, Scotty returns home and "borrows" his stepfather's ball, which he promptly uses to hit his first home run, knocking the ball clear out of the sandlot into mean old Mr. Mertle (James Earl Jones)'s junkyard, home to Mertle's legendary guard dog The Beast. Scotty admits that he took the ball without asking, and he naively explains that his stepfather will want it back since it had a woman's name written on it: some lady named Babe Ruth. Horror-stricken, the sandlot gang mobilizes to fetch the autographed ball from the clutches of The Beast, building a series of mechanical ball-retrieval machines which get progressively more complicated and preposterous as The Beast's size grows in their imaginations.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Anthony Reed
A summertime counterpart to the wintry A Christmas Story (1983), The Sandlot is one of those quaint coming-of-age movies that looks back on childhood follies and adventures through rose-colored glasses. Also like A Christmas Story, The Sandlot is blessed with its own peculiar group of stereotypical characters who seem to be taken from everyone's childhood, and each tall tale seems taller than the next, warped in the same cleverly childlike way. In particular, the black-and-white silent movie sequence where we are shown how The Beast got so big and mean is a home run.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2013
UPC:
0024543827795
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Disc 1: Blu-ray; The Sandlot in high definition; Featurette; Theatrical trailer; TV spot; ; Disc 2: DVD; The sandlot in standard definition; Featurette; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Guiry Scotty Smalls
Mike Vitar Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Patrick Renna Hamilton "Ham" Porter
Chauncey Leopardi Michael "Squints"' Palledorous
Karen Allen Mom
Marty York Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan
Daniel Zacapa Actor
Brandon Adams Kenny DeNunez
James Earl Jones Mr. Mertle
Grant Gelt Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski Tommy "Repeat" Timmons
Denis Leary Bill
Art La Fleur "The Babe"
Cleve Hall Beast Puppeteer
Arliss Howard Actor
Shari Rhodes Actor
Dennis Williams Giants 3rd Baseman
Victor di Mattia Timmy Timmons
Herb Muller Young Mr. Mertle
Garret Pearson Police Chief
Keith Campbell Thief
Wil Horneff Phillips
Maury Wills Coach
Bob Apisa Home Plate Umpire
Robbie T. Robinson 3rd Base Umpire
Chuck Fick Giants Catcher
Marley Shelton Wendy

Technical Credits
David Mickey Evans Director,Screenwriter
Mark Burg Executive Producer
Marc Dabe Art Director
Dale de la Torre Producer
William M. Elvin Asst. Director
Michael Ferris Cinematographer
William S. Gilmore Producer
Robert Gunter Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Chester Kaczenski Production Designer
David Newman Score Composer
Grania Preston Costumes/Costume Designer
Anthony Richmond Cinematographer
Judi Sandin Set Decoration/Design
Timothy R. Sexton Consultant/advisor
Michael A. Stevenson Editor
Cathleen Summers Executive Producer
Cliff Wenger Special Effects
Chris Zarpas Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Sandlot (Full Screen)
1. Legends (Main Titles)
2. The New Kid
3. The Sandlot Kids
4. Mom's Advice
5. A Lesson From Dad
6. Meet the Gang
7. The Weenie
8. The Thing Behind the Fence
9. Legend of the Beast
10. Wendy Peffercorn
11. Squints' Big Move
12. The Fourth of July
13. A Challenge
14. The Hard Stuff
15. An Omen
16. The Babe's Ball
17. Buying Some Time
18. Primitive Attempts
19. Sucking It Up
20. Hanging Out
21. Science Against Nature
22. Benny's Dream
23. Benny & the Beast
24. Saving the Beast
25. Mr. Mertle's Deal
26. Things Work Out
27. The Gang Grows Up
28. End Titles
Disc #2, Side B -- The Sandlot (Wide Screen)
1. Legends (Main Titles)
2. The New Kid
3. The Sandlot Kids
4. Mom's Advice
5. A Lesson From Dad
6. Meet the Gang
7. The Weenie
8. The Thing Behind the Fence
9. Legend of the Beast
10. Wendy Peffercorn
11. Squints' Big Move
12. The Fourth of July
13. A Challenge
14. The Hard Stuff
15. An Omen
16. The Babe's Ball
17. Buying Some Time
18. Primitive Attempts
19. Sucking It Up
20. Hanging Out
21. Science Against Nature
22. Benny's Dream
23. Benny & the Beast
24. Saving the Beast
25. Mr. Mertle's Deal
26. Things Work Out
27. The Gang Grows Up
28. End Titles

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The Sandlot 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
BaseBallBoy More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen! The other two movie are fantastic!!!
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This is the best movie I have ever seen. It takes place as young Scotty Smalls moves to a new town. His mom tells him to go out every day and make new friends.One day while walking, he happens to lead himself into the Sandlot. The neighborhood gang practices their every day. When Benny''The Jet'' Rodriguizes knocks the ball into left center field, Smalls tries to catch the ball. But they find out that Smalls can't catch or throw. Smalls stepfather is to busy to teach him to play though. So The Jet teaches young Smalls to catch and throw. So now they have a team. One day in the summer, Benny knocks the stiches out of the ball but their is one problem, THEY DON'T HAVE A BALL. So Smalls takes his stefather's ''Babe Ruth'' autographed baseball. When Smalls Knocks out the ball it happens to be a Home Run. But the problem is, It WAS AUTOGRAPHED BY THE GREAT BAMBINO(Smalls doesn't know who that is).When they try to get it, their is a legendary Beast that lives their. So they try all the stunts to get it. But in one dream, Benny talked to Babe Ruth. Then the next day, he gathers the gang up and gets the ball. He gets chased for about five minutes.When the dog gets crushed by a wall, Smalls and Benny return it to Mr. Mertle(James Earl Jones).So at the end Smalls tells his stepfather and replaces the Babe Ruth autographed ball with the 1972 Yankees atuographed baseball that Mr. Mertle traded them for.Overall an outstanding movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sandlot is more than just a movie; it is a piece of nostalgia that we all can relate to in one way or another. The story takes place in the 1950's, when a new boy; ''Smalls'' moves to a new neighborhood. In the middle of struggling to understand life as well as getting adjusted to his stepfather's parental shortcomings, Smalls stumbles upon a baseball field called the Sandlot. This field, is more than just a baseball diamond; it is a society. A place where boys can be boys, and live out their youth to the fullest. The story is full of twists, turns, homeruns, and pickles that Smalls gets himself into with the boys from the neighborhood. However, this movie is more than just a story about baseball, it is a story about being a kid and finding your place in your society, while growing up in the Golden age of America. It hits home to everyone in either of two ways. Either the viewer remembers growing up this way, or they wish they had. In today's society, we struggle to find the kind of freedom that these kids had in the 1950's. The freedom to be ten years old, and leave for the day with your friends to play baseball, get into trouble, and be back by dinner time. The children had nothing to worry about because the fear of being abducted was not as wide spread and parents were not as obsessed with the safety of their children as they are now. As a result of this, the kids of Sandlot had to create their own fears by telling the story of ''the Beast''; an overdramatized dog, whom they made out to be a monster that eats kids. This youthful sense of life is missing from todays society, but if you watch the Sandlot, it all comes back to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sandlot was the best movie i ever seen. It reminded me of one summer I had whn I was 13. And I am a baseball fan, so that made the movie even more exciting. It was funny because of all the trouble they got in in the movie. I would defenetly give this movie to a younger kid that likes baseball
Guest More than 1 year ago
''You're killing me Smalls!''
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!I'M A GIRL AND I DON'T KNOW ALOT ABOUT BASEBALL.THE MOVIE IS SET IN BASEBALL AND FROM A BOYS POINT OF VIEW,SO IF A GIRLY-GIRL LIKES IT,IT MUST BE GREAT!CHECK IT OUT!IT HAS A GREAT STORY LINE,CHARACTERS, AND A NICE HEART-WARMING FEELING.IT'S AN AWSOME MOVIE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son is nearly 3 and has watched this movie nearly every night... it is so wonderful and funny. The whole family watches it with him. My nephew who is 12 now and plays baseball handed the movie down to my son. We'll be handing it back down to my new nephew who is nearly 2. Ageless, truly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sandlot Kids is the best movie ever!!!! How could it not be with Marty Yourk and Mike Vitar in there!!!! It is so funny/ Yeah Yeah makes me laugh sooooo much that I'm in tears!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. It is my favorite of all time! From the very first time I saw it. Go Benny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
best movie for kids and adults alike. the movie is so simple everybody in the family will sure to love it. reminds of summer vacations where good and lasting friendships are forged. could be a sorry disappointment if you pass this one up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this movie so much!! it has been my favorite movie for the longest time - the characters are hilarious and realistic - the dialogue is so memorable - i watch it every weekend and it never gets old!! I LOVE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RODRIGUEZ!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is great...it shows the meaning of friendship and the love a teenager has for Baseball...He believes that Baseball is his Destiny...It's the best movie I have ever seen!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is sooo CLASSIC!!! I've watched it over and over for years. It NEVER gets old!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie, i have watched it several times over the years and it is just FUN... it makes u wanna be a kid again and enjoy all those good times that u had with ur friends in the summer heat... This movie is a must see, for all ages...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is completely enjoyable and utterly captivating. The actors are outstanding and the whimsical directing captures to a T the way we all used to view the world, once upon a time when we were children and the world was full of magic, wonder, and possibility. If baseball was an integral part of your childhood, as it was for mine, then this movie is especially recommended. No other movie has captured the true childhood dilemma of wanting to cheer a friend who just managed to tear the cover off a baseball, yet knowing that the most integral piece of equipment has just been destroyed! This is one of the best movies for and about kids to come along in quite awhile. A classic that will endure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time i wtached this awesome movie I almost laughed my brains out! This movie, too funny. My favorite thing about this movie is 'The beast'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heart warming good clean fun adventures of a gang of kids that just want to hear the words Let's Play Ball! This film will definitely make you want to be a kid again back in the simplier days of summer, where the only really important things were 'do we have enough kids to play a game' and 'where can we scrap up enough money for another ball. '
Guest More than 1 year ago
Omg! this movie is so funny and I love it so much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie! "Some lady named Babe Ruth", classic and halarious! Watch and enjoy. It's bound to be favorite "until forever".
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sandlot is one of me and my 19 year old brother's favorite kids movies of all time since we were little kids . Watch it , like it , buy it .
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie The Sandlot by: David Mickey Evans is a very good movie. I enjoy this movie every time i watch it. It is a very funny creative movie, for kidsand adults. I think people at all ages can enjoy this movie. It has a great story line with a whole bunch of great friends, who make a baseball field and play it everyday. Baseball is these kids life, they live and die by the sport. This was a great movie for all ages, and i enjoyed watching it alot. I would refer it to anyone who like a good laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In any genre, this film has a great plotline of kids in the 60's before drugs, Vietnam and Watergate screwed up our idealism. This kind of captures that time and place where Scotty Smalls, the new kid on the block, is welcomed because he proves he has guts. I think that this movie is a classic and will outlive my generation and fuifill dreams for future generations of baseball generations if steroid doesn't destroy that grand culture.