|Scotty smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru rodriquez takes smalls under his wing and soon he's part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins and the ravelling fair.|
"A rush of memories and laughs with every crack of the bat, A+. Chuck Henry, KABC-TV
Editor's NoteIt's 1962, and young Scotty Smalls has just moved to town with his mom, his stepfather, and his desire to make friends in his new home. But when he heads to the local sandlot he's laughed off the field in his awkwardness until the leader of the gang, Benny Rodriguez, takes him under his wing. Soon the boys become the best of friends, and "Smalls," as he is dubbed, is introduced to a cast of funny and unique characters; their summer adventures include treehouse sleepovers, encounters with a beautiful lifeguard, and of course, baseball. But when Smalls hits his first home run it is a Pyrrhic victory, as his stepfather's ball, autographed by Babe Ruth, lands in the adjoining lot which is guarded by "The Beast," a dog rumored to have once eaten a kid. The kids have some hilarious adventures and unexpected results in their efforts to regain the ball before Smalls' stepfather finds out it's missing, making this a film the whole family will enjoy.
|James Earl Jones|
|David Mickey Evans - Director|
|Anthony B. Richmond - Director of Photography|
|Cathleen Summers - Executive Producer|
|Mark Burg - Executive Producer|
|Chris Zarpas - Executive Producer|
|Michael A. Stevenson - Film Editor|
|David Newman - Musical Score|
|Dale De La Torre - Producer|
|William S. Gilmore - Producer|
|Chester Kacenski - Production Designer|
|David Mickey Evans - Writer|
|Robert Gunter - Writer|
A Must Have For Kids Of All Ages6/1/2003
This movie is a must have for kids of all ages. Its a really good movie. It has a good story, the acting was good, and overall its a really nice movie. My kids will watch this movie over and over. Before this movie, my kids didn't like baseball, but after seeing this movie, they love baseball.
If you have sons or still feel like a kid yourself, this moive is a must for your DVD Library. Anyone who played baseball as a child will love this movie. It brings you back to a simpler time and reminds you of what the world looks like through the eyes of a child.