Lists: Comedy, Baseball movies, HPR Movie Of The Day

Brief Synopsis: "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. 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."

Overall Ranking: 672 (Rank from 1993: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi88
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 8
Bryan Lienesch84 - Set in the '50's, it's hard to call 'The Sandlot' a tale of nostalgia. Then again, as the movie so eloquently points out, some things just never change.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Patrick Devitt70

People Involved

  • Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls)
  • Mike Vitar (Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez)
  • Patrick Renna (Hamilton Ham Porter)
  • James Earl Jones (Mr. Mertle)
  • Chauncey Leopardi (Michael Squints Palledorous)
  • Marley Shelton (Wendy)
  • Daniel Zacapa (Police Chief)
  • Herb Muller (Young Mr. Mertle)
  • Karen Allen (Mom)
  • David M. Evans (Director)