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The Sandlot Details

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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. ~ Anthony Reed, Rovi

  • Release date:April 1, 1993

Cast

Tom Guiry
as Scotty Smalls
Mike Vitar
as Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Patrick Renna
as Hamilton "Ham" Porter
Chauncey Leopardi
as Michael "Squints"' Palledorous
Marty York
as Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan
Karen Allen
as Mom
Brandon Adams
as Kenny DeNunez
James Earl Jones
as Mr. Mertle
Grant Gelt
as Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski
as Tommy "Repeat" Timmons
Denis Leary
as Bill
Art La Fleur
as "The Babe"
Bob Apisa
as Home Plate Umpire
Victor di Mattia
as Timmy Timmons
Marley Shelton
as Wendy
Shari Rhodes
Wil Horneff
as Phillips
Arliss Howard
Maury Wills
as Coach
Herb Muller
as Young Mr. Mertle
Keith Campbell
as Thief
Chuck Fick
as Giants Catcher
Daniel Zacapa
Garret Pearson
as Police Chief

Crew

David Mickey Evans
Director
Dale de la Torre
Producer
William S. Gilmore
Producer
David Mickey Evans
Screenwriter
Robert Gunter
Screenwriter
Anthony Richmond
Cinematographer
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Michael A. Stevenson
Editor
Chester Kaczenski
Production Designer
Marc Dabe
Art Director
Robert Gunter
Associate Producer
Chris Zarpas
Executive Producer
Cathleen Summers
Executive Producer
Mark Burg
Executive Producer
Grania Preston
Costume Designer
William M. Elvin
First Assistant Director
Timothy R. Sexton
Consultant/advisor
Frederic W. Brost
Unit Production Manager
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