Directed By: David Mickey Evans Starring: Mike Vitar Tom Guiry

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by T-Man on 6/26/2002

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. Read More

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A Must Have For Kids Of All Ages

on 6/1/2003

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. Read More

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Product Overview

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.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40162075
UPC 024543029243
UPC 14 00024543029243
Format DVD
Release Date 3/20/2007
Rating Rating
Coming Of Age
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note It'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.
Plot Summary
Summary An insecure young boy named Scotty moves into a new town with his recently remarried mother and stepdad. Feeling ostracized as the new kid on the block, Scotty tries to make friends with the other boys. But they spurn him when they realize that Scotty knows next to nothing about baseball -- not even who the "Great Bambino" (Babe Ruth) is. Dejected and lonely, Scotty begins to feel he will always be an outsider. Then Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez, the best ballplayer in school, befriends him and things change quickly: the boys are more willing to accept Scotty, despite their reservations, and they have fun playing ball together all summer.| But a mystery lurks in this small town, a tale told in hushed tones about a creature called "The Beast". According to legend, the furry monster lives just beyond the left field fence of the sandlot -- devouring baseballs in lieu of little boys. Scotty and Benny embark on an adventure into the lair of this mythic behemoth, and their heroic exploits finally make Scotty a fully-accepted member of the gang. The already popular Benny becomes a living legend to the other boys.
New York Times "...The biggest, fanciest film about kiddie baseball that you will ever see..." 04/07/1993 p.C17
Sight and Sound "...[The] kids are a delight, with unforced wit and natural charm..." 08/01/1994 p.52-3
Variety "...Sweet and sincere....[The] performances are strong....The adult roles provide solid cameos for James Earl Jones and Karen Allen..." 03/29/1993
Chicago Sun-Times "...Told in an original, quirky, off-center, deliberately exaggerated way....The movie isn't about winning and losing, it's about growing up and facing your fears..." 04/07/1993 p.43
David Mickey Evans
Mike Vitar
Tom Guiry
Cast & Crew
Denis Leary - Actor
James Earl Jones - Actor
Karen Allen - Actor
Mike Vitar - Actor
Tom Guiry - Actor
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
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2002925
UPC 00024543029250
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 101 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
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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. Meanwhile, adults will uncover a sense of almost-poignant nostalgia.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review This is a movie...that allows 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....this movie seduced me with its memories of what really matters when you are 12.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Guiry,Tom
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Siskel & Ebert Two Thumbs Up!
Chuck Henry, KABC-TV A rush of memories and laughs with every crack of the bat, A+.

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