Sandlot

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Gets kids moving

by Beth on 2/11/2009

My boys just loved this movie when I borrowed it from the library. So, when I purchased it and it arrived in the mail, they just about went crazy. They love all the characters, love to act out the scenes and the best part, it got us outside to play ball.

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Product Overview

It's the early 1960's and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) has just moved into town with his folks (Karen Allen and Denis Leary). Kids call him a dork--he can't even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of their neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It's the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses, and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded beast and its owner (James Earl Jones) who live behind the left field fence. Soon nine boys have become best friends, Scotty is part of a team, and their leader has become a local legend in this hilarious and warmhearted comedy.

Specifications

Studio Fox Home Entertainment
SKU 204989033
UPC 024543029250
UPC 14 00024543029250
Format DVD
Release Date 10/16/2007
Actors
Name Guiry,Tom
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Cast & Crew
Anthony B. Richmond - Cinematographer
Chester Kaczenski - Production Designer
David Mickey Evans - Director
David Mickey Evans - Writer
David Newman - Original Music By
Denis Leary - Actor
James Earl Jones - Actor
Karen Allen - Actor
Marc Dabe - Art Director
Mark Burg - Executive Producer
Michael A. Stevenson - Editor
Robert Gunter - Writer
Tom Guiry - Actor
William S. Gilmore - Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review "Kids and adults will enjoy The Sandlot, but for different reasons. Children will find in it an adventure with a sense of humor that they can relate to. Writer/director David Mickey Evans hasn't forgotten what it's like to be a boy in the middle of summer with nothing to do but swim in pools, pal around, and play ball. Meanwhile, adults will uncover a sense of almost-poignant nostalgia. The story is told Wonder Years-style, with a modern day baseball announcer looking back on his childhood (the narrative is at times too reminiscent of Kevin Arnold's ramblings). As is frequently the case when we look back on our past, events are tinged with a pleasant glow that leaves behind only the better parts of the memories...There are those who will see this as a silly fantasy, but they have either missed or chosen not to feel the magic woven by The Sandlot. Predictable as the movie is, the Field of Dreams quality is not the only thing to like about The Sandlot."
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "If you have ever been lucky enough to see ""A Christmas Story,"" you will understand what I mean when I say ""The Sandlot"" is a summertime version of the same vision. Both movies are about gawky young adolescents trapped in a world they never made and doing their best to fit in while beset with the most amazing vicissitudes...These days too many children's movies are infected by the virus of Winning, as if kids are nothing more than underage pro athletes, and the values of Vince Lombardi prevail: It's not how you play the game, but whether you win or lose. This is a movie that breaks with that tradition, that allows its kids to be kids, that shows them in the insular world of imagination and dreaming that children create entirely apart from adult domains and values."
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Guiry,Tom
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
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Chuck Henry, KABC-TV A rush of memories and laughs with every crack of the bat, A+.
John J. Puccio, DVD Town ...touching...heartwarming...sentimental and funny...I couldn't help but smile through most of it.
Siskel & Ebert Two thumbs up! A charming and whimsical comedy...
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