Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing - soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him.
They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world.
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Did You Know?
The way in which Smalls talks about what happened to him and his friends is a clear reference to Stand by Me. See more
The lifeguard's sunglasses and whistle reappear on her chair (at around 40 mins) after she threw them down (at around 29 mins). See more
Oh yeah, the Great Bambino. Of course! I thought you said the Great Bambi.
That wimpy deer?
Yeah, I guess. Sorry.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more
AMC broadcasts in the US slow down the film's audio pitch and speed at 4%. See more
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti
, Luigi Creatore
, George David Weiss
, and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music See more