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The Sandlot [DVD] [1993]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2154 out of 2169)

    Synopsis


    The Sandlot
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Guiry
      Tom Guiry - Scotty Smalls
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      Mike Vitar - Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
    • Patrick Renna
      Patrick Renna - Hamilton "Ham" Porter
    • Chauncey Leopardi
      Chauncey Leopardi - Michael "Squints"' Palledorous
    • Karen Allen
      Karen Allen - Mom



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2169 reviews

    99%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Sultan of Swat! The Sultan of Swat!

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      jim12
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      The Sandlot is probably the quintessential imagination movie for kids playing sports among their friends. I grew up with this movie and I can't tell you how many times I've seen it but it must be a lot. The Sandlot is about a group of boys that have their own baseball diamond and with the power of imagination they are able to mimic and stylize their game play as that of the big time Baseball legends. When a new kid gets introduced to the ball club and wants to join he is immediately laughed at and told that he can't play because he knows nothing of their beloved sport. After the group loses their last baseball over the fence of a grumpy old man the new kid mentions that he has a ball they can use. He runs home and takes the ball from his Step Father's display case. They play with the ball and essentially it goes over the fence. The kids tell the new kid that it's gone and the game is over. The new kid says that they have to get the ball back because it was not his ball. After a few questions from the group the new kid says it was signed by some lady named, "Baby Ruth" and this is where the group loses their minds.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic film, fun edition.

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      7yearswithBoost
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      This is an absolute classic that still gets the same enjoyment as an adult. And this new 25th anniversary edition is great - mini poster, booklet, and trading cards of the films characters. Note - without checking the package as I write this review, I can't confirm a new transfer but I can say I'm pretty sure it did receive a new one because it looked great when I watched it. Overall, if you don't own it, this is a great edition to buy. And if you already do and are considering double dipping on this then you must be a fellow collector and I can assure you will be happy you bought it.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Every Child Should See it Yeah, but Also Live It

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      EddiePaxil
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      The movie is classic and every child should see it, and hopefully grow to love baseball. But more importantly every child should live what is on display here. The childhood of getting together with the other kids in the neighborhood to do something everyday as a group are memories I cherish, and it's not exclusive to suburban kids. I grew up in the inner city and moved around like the main character. At one stop we had a baseball field near by and the neighborhood kids would walk there and play. At another stop we rode BMX bikes, and at another we played street football. It's the notion of being with peers and growing together that you don't forget.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nostalgia, but worth it...

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      AGMC
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      On sale, at $4.99, this was a no brainer purchase. I was already in my teens, by the time this movie was released, but it brought back such great feelings of being a young kid. For me, my sport was basketball, but still loved all sports and watching the Sandlot, reminded me of all the times I'd play sports outdoors with my friends. And of course, I thought I was the leader of the bunch. For parents who have kids old enough to understand, this movie is worth showing to them. At $4.99 sale price...another no brainer, especially for parents with pre-teen kids. It might be "cheezy" for them, but still would give them an appreciation for the non-youtube/internet/netflix years.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a fun movie!

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      kenn
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      This was a great coming of age film that I cannot believe is now 20! My kids had never seen this, so I was excited to share the movie with them. Then loved the part in the movie with the monster dog, but I have to say that there is so much more to the movie than that. The movie is a great balance of humor and topics that kids today can relate to. The movie was well crafted and had a great cast. In watching this again I kind of question "where are they now" for a number of the cast members! This is a family fun movie that your whole family will enjoy, and this is a great commemorative edition to recognize the 20 great years since it first came out.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      For 10+ older

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      MovieManMike

      My 7 year old is in baseball now, and I wanted to introduce him to baseball movies - this being the most obvious choice, I thought. He loved it, and hopefully he didn't pick up on the curse words ("c**p" = few times and "s**t" is said once or twice). *SPOILER ALERT* There's also a scene where a kid fakes drowning so that the pool lifeguard that he has a crush on will give him CPR, and then he grabs her head and forces her to kiss him. At which she then calls him a "little pervert." It's a decent baseball movie for kids - probably the best out there (sans Bad New Bears, but that's DEFINATELY not for kids, IMO), but just be warned of the above for the little ones.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      ONE of the TOP 10 Baseball Movies of All Time!

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      CatahoulaMom
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      I have seen The Sandlot more times than I can remember, and yet every time I watch it, I still laugh at the "pickle" these boys manage to get themselves into, and their creativity in trying to solve the problem. It's a coming-of-age story set in a time when life was less complicated, and yet it's still relevant to us today. Plus, it's a story about baseball--and what American boy (or girl!), man, or woman doesn't like a good baseball-themed movie? Watch it yourself, then watch it with your kids AND grandkids--you'll be amazed at how The Sandlot appeals to EACH and EVERY age!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sandlot Returns for it's 20th Anniversary

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      neoz
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      Same transfer as the first blu ray relase back in March of 2011. No new transfer or upgraded audio but that doesn't mean it isn't any less enjoyable as the first pressing. Overall nothing new to add but a copy of the DVD and some cool movie themed baseball cards of the actors. If don't have this then worth a upgrade from the DVD plus you get a copy of the DVD. If you have this already in your blu ray collection and unless your a collector then you might want to pass on buying it again.

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