Sandlot

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 aSee 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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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:
01/01/1998
UPC:
0086162850035
Original Release:
1993
Source:
20th Century Fox

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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