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Little Giants (1994)

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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

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Duwayne Dunham

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James Ferguson (story), Robert Shallcross (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Moranis ... Danny O'Shea
Ed O'Neill ... Kevin O'Shea
Shawna Waldron ... Becky O'Shea
Devon Sawa ... Junior
Todd Bosley ... Jake Berman
Michael Zwiener Michael Zwiener ... Rudy Zolteck
Danny Pritchett Danny Pritchett ... Tad Simpson
Troy Simmons Troy Simmons ... Hanon
Sam Horrigan ... Spike
Joey Simmrin ... Murphy
Marcus Toji ... Marcus
Christopher Walberg Christopher Walberg ... Timmy Moore
Matthew McCurley Matthew McCurley ... Nubie (as Mathew McCurley)
Brian Haley ... Mike Hammersmith
Jon Paul Steuer ... Johnny Vennaro
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Storyline

In Urbania, Ohio, snobby ex-football star Kevin O'Shea conducts try-outs for the town's Peewee football team, the Urbania Cowboys, which will compete for a chance at the state Peewee football playoffs. Kevin slights his younger brother Danny O'Shea by rejecting Danny's daughter Becky "Icebox" O'Shea, who is a good player. Kevin rejected her simply because she's a girl. Becky and some of her friends, boys who were also rejected, get the idea to start up their own team, to be coached by Danny. After Kevin tries to put a stop to that plan, Danny gets Kevin to agree to a game to decide which team will represent Urbania, because each town is allowed only one team. Danny and Becky scour the town in search of willing players, and they gather a crew of kids who have limited skills and no team spirit. They luck out when Becky discovers Junior Floyd expertly passing rolls of toilet paper right into a shopping cart at the supermarket, as though he's passing a football. With Becky and Junior on ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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The Comic Telling of a Gridiron Miracle! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for kids' rude language and pranks | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Arroyo Grande, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,778,029, 16 October 1994

Gross USA:

$19,306,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,306,362
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Madden travels around to various football venues, as he does in the movie, on a bus because he dislikes flying. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin and Danny are talking in the diner, Kevin asks, "Are you trying to make me look like an idiot?" but his mouth isn't even moving. See more »

Quotes

Junior Floyd: You wanna learn how to kiss?
Becky O'Shea: No. Why, do you?
Junior Floyd: No. Ew I just got that vomit taste in my mouth.
Becky O'Shea: Come on, you gotta learn sometime. I mean if you wanna get a job and have kids and stuff.
Junior Floyd: You can have kids without kissing.
Becky O'Shea: Yeah, but you can't get a job. You know, for scientific reasons and stuff.
Junior Floyd: Well become a teacher.
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Connections

References Jaws 3-D (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

I Should Have Been True
Written by Raul Malo and Stan Lynch
Produced by Don Cook
Performed by The Mavericks
Courtesy of MCA Records
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OK, So this is actually good
11 September 1999 | by ApollaSee all my reviews

Amazing. This is a good movie. It can be a little bit sappy, but it can mean a lot. You can quite easily psycho-analyze it to death, but if you just sit down, watch and enjoy, it's a good film. Becky/Icebox's conflict between being the two sides of herself, the tomboy and the girl is something a lot of girls have been through. And who wouldn't when the object of affection is Devon Sawa? There are decent performances all round, and it might not be destined to be a classic, but it's not a bad movie. In fact, it's a very good movie.


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